Cynophobia: Fear of Dogs

“Cynophobia” is a psychological condition in which a person has irrational and persistent fear of dogs. It is formally recognized as a disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). Causes of this phobia include (without limitation) experiencing or hearing about a dog attack. (For more, see Ashley Marcin, What You Should Know About Cynophobia, Healthline.)