A Toddler Has Died After A Dog Attack

The girl's mother tried to fight the dog off, but was also attacked.

A 14-month-old girl died after being bitten on the face by a dog in Victoria.

The young girl was reportedly bitten on the face in the attack at Neerim Junction, 120 kilometres east of Melbourne, on Thursday morning.

Police have said it is understood the child was attacked at the property by the German Wirehaired Pointer around 6am. The girl's mother tried to fight the dog off, but was also attacked.

It is understood the girl's siblings also witnessed the attack.

"The girl sustained life threatening injuries but died at the scene," Victorian Police said in a statement. Ambulance paramedics spent nearly two hours trying to stabilise the girl before she succumbed to her injuries,

Police said the dog had been seized by the local council.

Neerim Junction, 120km east of Melbourne

"Police will investigate the circumstances of the attack and prepare a report for the coroner".

More to come.