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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.

Fatal dog attacks in the USA: Forecast for 2015

Epidemiological studies indicate that about 30-40 people killed by dogs annually United States and that the victims are usually those who possess limited abilities to defend themselves against a powerful,Read More

Police dog trainer in North Carolina calls police K-9 handlers stupid

Police canines supposedly possess superior discrimination abilities which enables them to correctly identify suspects that need apprehension.  And in many instances, since the handler is nearby, accurate discrimination is possible:Read More

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Guilty verdict in fatal dog attack on 63-year-old woman by pack of dogs in California

Alex Jackson really did not have much of a chance when his case came before jury in California in August 2014.  Jackson was facing charges of second-degree murder for anRead More

DNA analysis used in Florida deadly dog attack

Six dogs were seized from a home in the Goulds section of Miami  following a deadly dog attack on a four-year-old old boy on August 13, 2014. The incident happenedRead More

New Jersey boy survives vicious Rottweiler dog bite attack

  The damage done when a Rottweiler inflicts dog bite injury to a person can be devastating.  Given the Rottweiler’s size and strength and the behavioral traits currently selected forRead More

Jury awards $150K for Rottweiler attack on veterinary technician in Virginia

Rottweiler dog bite expert, Richard Polsky, PhD, describes a case in which a jury in Virginia awarded $150K to a veterinary technician as a result of a Rottweiler attack thatRead More

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Family pit bulls attack and kill six-year-old boy in Florida

The majority of people in United States killed by pit bulls are unfamiliar with the dog.  Exceptions do occur, however.  For example, in 2011 a 32-year-old pregnant woman was killedRead More

Second-degree murder charges in Cane Corso fatal dog bite in Michigan

Cane Corso’s are large and muscular mastiff type dogs that have developed a reputation for aggression towards people. Cane Corsos have been disproportionately represented in a number of fatal dogRead More

Three-year-old survives vicious pit bull attack in Ohio

Most toddlers  viciously attacked by pit bull type dogs are lucky to survive.  Epidemiological evidence supports this belief: studies have repeatedly found that a disproportional amount of fatalities and severeRead More

Family pit bull with no aggressive history kills 59-year-old woman in Ohio

A supposedly non-aggressive, family pit bull mix named Polo, killed a 59-year-old woman in Madison Twp. Ohio in August 2014.  The daughter of the victim, owner of the dog, statesRead More