Dog Bite | Animal Behavior Expert Witness For Attorneys

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

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Dog bite statistics & info for Great Dane


The great Dane is a mastiff-type breed whose origins can be traced to Germany. A majestic breed with an athletic build. The National Dog of Germany. A great Dane holds the Guinness Book of Records as being the tallest dog with a height of 41.5 in. and 238 lbs.  Characterized as even-tempered, affectionate, a gentle giant, a breed selectively bred for docility. (from Desmond Morris, Dogs: The Ultimate Dictionary of Over 1000 breeds. Nonetheless, as a mastiff-type dog, territorial/protective tendencies are likely present in most individuals.


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