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The baby was bitten on the face in a horrific dog attack by the family's Alaskan Malamute (pictured) in Campbelltown
A seven-day-old girl is undergoing surgery for 'significant' facial injuries after she was mauled by her parents' pet dog as she slept in her bassinet at the end of their bed.

First-time parents Aaron and Jessica Graham were sleeping when they heard their baby cry out just before 3.30am on Monday and woke to find their Alaskan Malamute biting their daughter on the face in their Hoddle Avenue home in Campbelltown, in Sydney's south-west.

Outside the young family's home, a chilling warning - 'beware dog on premises' - is seen fastened on their letterbox as two dogs are seen running around the backyard.

Paramedics were called to the home and the baby girl was taken to Campbelltown Hospital for treatment to facial wounds before being moved to The Sydney Children's Hospital in Randwick, in Sydney's east, with her parents by her side.

Inspector Jason Insker said the first-time parents are very distraught over the incident.

Her injuries are not believed to be life threatening and she is undergoing facial surgery, 9News reported.


Superintendent Wayne Benson confirmed to reporters the baby was in a serious but stable condition and had 'significant facial injuries', with officers hoping for a speedy recovery.

'Our thoughts and prayers are with bubs to make sure bubs makes a full recovery,' Supt Benson said, according to 9News.

'You can only imagine what that poor family is going through at present.'

Supt Benson added the Grahams' pet dogs were 'loved and cherished members of the family'.

This is evident on Ms Graham's Facebook page who has a collection of photographs of her pets under the album entitled: 'My Babies... oh so cute!!!'

It contains many pictures of the Alaskan Malamute as a puppy, dating back to 2012.

Police from Campbelltown Local Area Command have been told the child was sleeping at the end of her parents' bed in a bassinet when the attack occurred.

Ms Graham had just finished feeding her daughter and had put her back in the bassinet.

Just minutes later, the baby cried out and her parents looked down to see the dog standing over her.

The couple have had the dog that attacked their daughter since he was a puppy.

It is one of at least two dogs owned by the new parents.

Proud grandmother Diane Miszczyszyn posted a photograph of the precious newborn on Facebook exactly seven days ago, saying: 'Now I have 5 gorgeous grandsons and one beautiful granddaughter'.

Her news was met with congratulations, with one friend writing: 'A huge congrats to you & Peter, on the new arrival a grandaughter, and well done Jessica and Aaron, she is absolutely beautiful.'

Rangers from Campbelltown City Council will be contacted in relation to the dog.

Mayor Paul Lake was unable to confirm what would happen to the pet.

'It's up to the council staff to decide if this dog is a dangerous dog,' he told 2UE.

A council spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia the owners of the dog would be contacted soon to discuss what will happen to the dog.

'The parents are distraught by the incident and have not yet been spoken to by council staff,' she said.

'Council staff will attempt to make contact with the owners of the dog at a more appropriate time.

'On further investigation of the incident, [the] council may seek to declare the dog as dangerous.

'If the dog is declared dangerous, it is subject to specific control requirements as contained in the Companion Animals Act.'

The spokeswoman said it was possible the owners may have to surrender the dog.

Investigations into the incident continue.

Neighbour Raymon Richards, who has lived on the road for 45 years, said he heard a commotion across the street after 3am.

He was shocked to hear the news about the young baby and immediately thought of his own grandson.

'I'm very sorry that it's happened to this young couple,' he told Daily Mail Australia.

'I've got a young grandson, he's three, and it's awful to think something like this can happen.'

Mr Richards said the Grahams had lived on the street for about 18 months.

A second neighbour, Dennis Pallos, said the dog involved in the attack was usually calm and would only let out a little bark if someone walked passed the house like most dogs.

He said he would not called the animal 'aggressive' in nature.

'The dogs are fantastic ... it's just one of those things that can happen,' Mr Pallos told the ABC.

'They are a lovely young couple and I suppose we've just got to be wary about these things, it's just a shock.'

The baby is believed to be in a serious condition.

Alaskan Malamutes are usually friendly and affectionate dogs who get along well with children, according to the Purina website.

But supervision from adults at all times is recommended as they need to learn that early on that children are fragile beings.

They were first used in northwestern Alaska as dogs who would help haul large loads for the Inuits.

Sydney vet Rob Zammit said the breed was known and reported in the top 10 list of dogs that would attack people.

'They're a big dog, and it hears a baby crying ... it goes "what the hell's that" and bang, it attacks,' he told 2GB radio.

'It happens very, very quickly.'

Rangers from Campbelltown City Council will be contacted in relation to the dog.

Mayor Paul Lake was unable to confirm what would happen to the pet.

'It's up to the council staff to decide if this dog is a dangerous dog,' he told 2UE.

A council spokeswoman told Daily Mail Australia the owners of the dog would be contacted soon to discuss what will happen to the dog.

'The parents are distraught by the incident and have not yet been spoken to by council staff,' she said.

'Council staff will attempt to make contact with the owners of the dog at a more appropriate time.

'On further investigation of the incident, [the] council may seek to declare the dog as dangerous.

'If the dog is declared dangerous, it is subject to specific control requirements as contained in the Companion Animals Act.'

The spokeswoman said it was possible the owners may have to surrender the dog.

Investigations into the incident continue.