A three year old boy is recovering in John Hunter Hospital following a dog attack at Mayfield last night.
He was riding his pushbike along Antill Street just after 6:30pm when he was bitten by the Great Dane, which ran towards him from a nearby property.
The boy suffered injuries to his face, neck and upper back.
He was treated by paramedics at the scene before being taken to hospital in a stable condition.
Police say his injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.
Newcastle City Council and Police are investigating.
The Great Dane is one of the tallest dog breeds, however animal experts say they're not normally considered aggressive.