The dog's owner, Bryant Sidney, was cited for prohibitive treatment of the dog and not having a rabies tag. Police say Sidney is the baby's great uncle.
Authorities say the dog unexpectedly entered the Ellenwood home on Friday and placed the infant's lower left side in his mouth. The dog took a large bite out of the girl's bottom and dragged her to the back yard before the child's mother managed to snatch the baby away.
Authorities say the girl is about 9 months old. Police are still investigating the incident.