Q. Dr. Polsky: I understand that you are a canine expert witness on dog bites. I am contacting you because my parents recently adopted an 18-month-old male Bernese Mountain dogRead More
A blog for attorneys & dog bite victims by animal behavior expert, Richard Polsky, PhD. The dog bite injury blog was created to report current news about injury caused to people as a result of being attacked by a canine. An animal behavior perspective is used. Stories for inclusion have been carefully chosen based on where the incident happened, the breed of dog involved, the nature of the injury, legal implications, and whether a canine fatality occurred.
Temperament tests are widely used to determine the “adoptability” of shelter dogs. Popular temperament test currently in use include the”EthoTest”, the SPCA “SAFER.” test, the “Am I Safe” test, andRead More
A frequently asked question in dog bite lawsuits is whether breed differences between dogs was a factor contributing to the incident in question. This makes sense from the perspective of the plaintiff.Read More
As a dog expert, I am frequently asked to opine the most aggressive breeds of dog. Many seek answers to this question. Not surprisingly, however, there are reasons why this apparently simpleRead More