A YOUNG girl is recovering after she was mauled by her family dog in Upper Coomera on Sunday.
The eight-year-old was attacked by an American Bulldog on Bilinghurst Crescent near Assisi Catholic College just before 7:50am.
The girl suffered injuries to her lips and was taken to the Gold COast Univeristy hospital for treatment.
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It is not known what provoked the attack.
The family has surrendered the dog to the City of Gold COast Animal Managements officers.