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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.

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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Pit bull dog bite expert opinion about dog bite injury inflicted by pit bulls

As a pit bull dog bite expert, I strongly oppose breed-specific legislation.  Given this, I feel compelled to make my readers aware of a dog bite study published in 2011 which cogently argued thatRead More

Additional Texas dog bite fatalities in 2015

  Previously I listed reasons why Texas leads the nation with regard to the number of people killed annually by dogs. One may be the culture of Texas, particularly in rural areasRead More

Why the high frequency of fatal dog bite attacks in So. California?

Fatal dog attacks and severe dog maulings on people happen in San Bernardino and Riverside counties, California at alarmingly high rates. As an animal behavior dog bite expert, I haveRead More

Vicious pitbull attacks captured on video in New York

Deadly and vicious pit bull attacks attacks on people are not uncommon; however, rarely is the incident captured on video by a bystander and then subsequently posted on the internetRead More

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Mississippi dog bite expert opinion about police dog bite at MS. St. football game

In this post, Dr. Richard Polsky Ph.D., a Mississippi dog bite expert, offers expert opinion about a dog bite inflicted to an innocent bystander by a police dog at a crowded LSU-MississippiRead More

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Statistics & factors affecting risk for dog bite injury in Florida

Epidemiological and statistical data which describe dog bite injury can facilitate the implementation of public health policies and dog bite prevention strategies. For example, if statistics show that most dogRead More