Dog Bite | Animal Behavior Expert Witness For Attorneys

Richard H. Polsky, Ph.D. CDBC
Los Angeles, California

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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.

Indiana dog bite statistics, 2012

According to State Farm Insurance, Indiana ranked #7 on the State Farm list of the top 10 states with the most dog bite incidents and litigation payout in 2012.  StateRead More

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

Fatal dog bite attack by chained Rottweiler on toddler in Florida

A two-year-old was mauled and killed by a Rottweiler in Jacksonville, Florida in March 2013. According to local news, the Rottweiler was chained to a pole in a neighbor’s frontRead More

Dog bites off part of inmate’s nose at prison in Columbus, Ohio

  An inmate at a prison in Columbus, Ohio lost part of this nose after being attacked by a dog brought into the prison for the purposes of inmate rehabilitation.Read 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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Fatal Dog Attack in Canada

Three sled dogs managed to break away from the restraint of being chained and proceeded to maul and kill a four year old boy in the Baffin Islands, Canada, onRead More

Fatal Dog Attack in Canada

Dog bite statistics for postal workers in American cities, 2012

Letter carriers that work on foot are a common victim of dog attack.The United States Postal Service released 2012 data regarding the frequency of dog bite attacks on letter carriersRead More

Dog bite statistics for postal workers in American cities, 2012

Florida dog bite statistics from State Farm Insurance Company 2012

Dog bite prevention week  occurs annually in the United States in the month of May. State Farm insurance company actively is involved in promoting this week, probably in part because Read More

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