Two dogs have been impounded and charges laid against their owners following unrelated attacks on children over the weekend.

A three-year-old was bitten by an bull terrier on Saturday at a home in Sunnyside. The child was taken to hospital with a large laceration to the head.

The second incident happened Sunday in Midnapore. 

The owner of a chow-shepherd cross was sitting on the floor eating snacks with her two young children when the dog pinned down the one-year-old. The child suffered scratches and a puncture wound to the top of the head.

A mandatory court appearance is required in all serious aggressive dog incidents.