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Richard H. Polsky, PhD, 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.

Hard to believe dog bite fatalities by pack of dogs in Georgia

The grave danger a pack of dogs presents to public safety was clearly demonstrated in two dog bite fatalities that happened in northern Georgia in August, 2009.   In the first instance, a dog pack of aboutRead More

Do pit bulls possess dangerous behavioral traits?

Media accounts about dog maulings by pit bulls have engendered the belief that pit bulls are unique.  As a result, municipalities throughout the world have enacted controversial laws banning pit bullsRead More

What caused North Carolina fatal dog attack on an elderly lady?

The reasons why some fatal dog bite attacks happen are often not clear.  One such example comes from a recent North Carolina fatal dog attack that happened in March, 2016 in SouthRead More

Dog expert opinion on the most aggressive dog breeds

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

Olympia WA fatal dog attack by pack of pit bulls on 92 y.o. lady

The dangers of the pack of unsupervised pit bulls in the confines of territory exemplified in Olympia WA fatal dog attack   Territorial aggression is a common behavioral trait displayed by manyRead More

Suicide by fatal dog attack in Michigan

 People contemplating suicide have several options to choose from, the most common being hanging, drowning, slashing one’s wrist or killing oneself by gunshot.   Rarely, however, do people commit suicide byRead More

California dog bites fatalities update

California dog bites fatalities: summaries for late 2015 maulings   Below, I summarize three California dog bites fatalities which happened in late 2015. There are common features in all threeRead More

Fila Brasileiro fatal dog attack in Canada?

 It is rare that one reads about a Fila Brasileiro fatal dog attack. The likely reason is simple: the breed is not that popular. Unlike other more popular docile mastiffRead More

New York dog bite fatalities update

Animal behavior factors associated with New York dog bite fatalities   Below, I report two New York dog bite fatalities that occurred in late 2015.  As a dog bite expert, Read More

Summary judgment reversed in Nebraska dog bite lawsuit

All fifty American states have well-defined laws which make a dog owner liable for bite injuries inflicted to the plaintiff. Generally, dog bite laws are based on the theories of strictRead More

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