Dog mauls 2-year-old boy in New South Wales

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Bull Arab
The bull Arab is a cross between a bull terrier with a German short-haired pointer and a greyhound. Wikipedia

A bull Arab dog attacked a two-year-old boy on Sunday afternoon in Quickmatch Street, Nowra. The New South Wales tot has injuries to the head, chest, back and legs from the dog bites.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the victim was rushed to the Shoalhaven Hospital and is in stable condition. However, the child was eventually transferred to the Westmead Hospital on Monday morning.

He dog was brought to the RSPCA shelter in Shoalhaven. The animal is known to rangers, expected to be confirmed through a microchip scan, reports SkyNews. Mike Jarman, from the Shoalhaven City Council Rangers, says the dog is too unsettled and too aggressive for the rangers to go near the animal and check who are its owners.

The bull Arab is a cross between a bull terrier with a German short-haired pointer and a greyhound. The cross-breed was originally developed in Australia. According to the Australian Bull Arab Registry, the bull Arab is a tough, active dog which needs to have the endurance and speed to hunt and find the strength to control a wild boar.

In January, a seven-year-old boy was attacked by a bull mastiff in Leppington and suffered leg and facial injuries. 

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