Dog Bite | Animal Behavior Expert Witness For Attorneys

Richard H. Polsky, PhD, CDBC
Los Angeles, California

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Fatal dog attacks Dog Bite Injury Blog

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.

Adopted pit bull fatally attacks boy with babysitter in Oregon

The stage was set for a fatal dog attack on a five-year-old due to the lack of knowledge by the victim’ s mother about the presence of a pit bullRead More

Siberian Husky fatal dog attack on infant in Minnesota and Alberta, Canada

  Siberian Huskies have not been implicated in many fatal dog attacks on humans relative to other breeds known to kill people.  Since 2006 in the United States approximately 6 peopleRead More

Fatal dog bite attack by bull mastiff kills 57-year-old lady in Ohio

Police say that had received numerous complaints about the two dogs that killed a 57-year-old lady on February 7, 2014 in Dayton, Ohio. The mauled body of the victim wasRead More

Fatal dog attack by Bull mastiff on 75-year-old lady in Arkansas

Bull mastiffs have been implicated in several fatal dog attacks in recent years, one which included a fatal dog attack on a 10-year-old boy in Oklahoma. Fatal dog attacks involvingRead More

Fatal dog attack by pit bull on 56-year-old lady in wheelchair in Maryland

Statistics compiled from dog bite instances have consistently shown that Pit bulls are the type of dog disproportionately involved in most fatal dog attacks on people in the United States.Read More

California dog bite fatality to two-year-old visiting grandmother

More people sustain serious dog bite injury and dogs kill more people  in California and Texas than in any state in the United States. Through September, 2013, there have beenRead More

Redirected aggression dog bite fatality in Arizona kills two-year-old boy

Redirected aggression in dogs to humans occasionally happens. The occurrence of this kind of aggression may happen when a person attempts to stop a fight between two dogs, or inRead More

Predatory dog bite attack by dog packs in California, Texas, Georgia, Ohio

People who are alone are probably at greater risk of being severely attacked and possibly killed by a pack of dogs. This is particularly true if a person encounters aRead More

Expert opinion on Cane Corso fatal dog attack in New York

A Cane Corso fatal dog attack in New York tragically took the life four-year-old boy in May, 2011.  This incident along with other reported severe dog bite attacks by individuals ofRead More

Dog bite statistics & info on Cane Corso

Dog bite attacks by Cane Corsos have increased dramatically in recent years.  The breed was officially recognized in the miscellaneous class by the American Kennel Club in 2010. Cane Corso’s rankedRead More