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

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Pit bulls 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.

Fatal dog bite attack by pack of dogs in Georgia

An integrated group of pit bull type dogs living in a household  may pose the risk of engaging in a fatal dog bite attack to household residents. This is especiallyRead More

Pit Bull Mauling in Chicago: Early Morning Jog Turns Gruesome

  A 62 year old man jogging on the Lake Michigan shore in Chicago in the early morning was brutally mauled by two pit bull terriers on January 2nd, 2012. The victim, JosephRead More

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Elderey Florida woman seriously injured in pit bull dog bite attack

An 89-year-old lady in Geneva, Seminole County Florida, was working in her backyard when she was was attacked by her neighbor’s pit bull on May 23, 2013. The pit bullRead More

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Pit bull attacks 3 y.o in Jonesboro, AK when mother lies on adoption papers

When one adopts a pit bull type dog from an animal shelter due diligence is often necessary, particularly because the dog’s distant behavioral history may not be known.  Obviously, thisRead More

South Carolina Fatal Dog Attack: The Danger of Dog Packs

Eighty year-old Carlton Freeman, a bilateral amputee at the knees, was riding his motorized wheelchair on May 8, 2013 when he was brutally attacked and mauled by four pit bullRead More

Pit bull dog bite on deaf-mute woman in Kentucky

Dog bite victims can often summon help quickly when a dog starts attacking them.  In some cases, however, even if people are close by to assist, they may remain unaware ofRead More

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Are pit bulls more dangerous than other dog breeds?

60-year-old Archie Hillard was hospitalized as a result of a pit bull attack in Norwalk, Connecticut in August 2012. He sustained dog bite injury to his left leg and arm,Read More

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Pit bull terriers: Animal behavior expert opinion

The opinions and testimony of an animal behavior expert may be needed in dog bite lawsuits involving pit bulls or dogs that physically resemble pit bulls.  Often, the trier ofRead More

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Questions about the dangerous nature of pit bulls

Dear Dr. Polsky, I am not writing you in regards to dog attack but for a general dog question. I am planning on rescuing a dog from the local shelter.Read More

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Questions about the dangerous nature of pit bulls