"Probably one of the strangest incidents we've ever had to deal with in a long time!" Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said.
The dog was "actively attacking" the child when police arrived at the boy's home.
Incident happened in the U.K.
"We would move the washing machine and suddenly there'd be six faces looking at you," said one animal welfare inspector.
Britons are keeping tigers, killer cobras, and wolves as pets.