A man is set to stand trial after his dog allegedly repeatedly bit a child.
Jason Sinclair, 18, denies that, at an address in the Linlathen area of Dundee, he was the owner of a dangerously out-of-control dog.
It is alleged the dog — a Staffordshire Bull Terrier — repeatedly bit a child on the body, to his injury, on July 7 this year.
The trial will take place next year at Dundee Sheriff Court.
An intermediate diet will be held in January.
A Police Scotland spokeswoman confirmed that an 18-year-old was charged in connection with an incident involving a dog earlier this year.
Karen Craig, a resident who lives near to where the alleged attack took place, said it was not nice to hear.
A dog owner herself, Ms Craig, 25, added: “My dogs have been loose a couple of times before.”
Another dog owner in the area, who did not want to be named, said there have been problems involving other dogs in the area.
Another residentsaid: “Those types of dogs (Staffordshire Bull Terriers) seem to have a bad reputation but most of the time they are very gentle creatures.
“My mum has one and they are absolutely brilliant with kids.”
A spokeswoman for Police Scotland’s Tayside Division said: “An 18-year-old man was charged in connection with an incident involving a dog in Glenconnor Drive on July 7.”
The spokeswoman for the police force added that a report on the alleged dog attack was submitted to the procurator fiscal.
The trial will take place at Dundee Sheriff Court on February 4 with the intermediate diet to be held on January 18.
On April 22, 2010, the Scottish Parliament passed the Control of Dogs (Scotland) Bill.
The act focused on the “deed not the breed” approach in tackling irresponsible dog ownership.
The 2010 Act widened the scope for local authorities as well as the courts to take action against people in charge of a dog where the dog’s behaviour is deemed to be “out of control”.