A seven-year-old boy was flown to a hospital in Edmonton after suffering serious injuries in a dog attack near Viking, Alta.
RCMP were called shortly before noon Tuesday.
Cpl. Terri-Ann Baker said it happened at a rural residence near Highway 14, west of Viking.
The boy sustained serious injuries but is expected to survive, she said. He was taken to a local hospital by ground ambulance and later flown by STARS Air Ambulance to Edmonton.
A spokesperson for STARS Air Ambulance said the boy was taken to the University of Alberta Hospital.
RCMP said the seven-year-old was with his parents, looking at a dog they were considering buying.
The animal, which Baker described as a medium-sized dog, has since been put down.
Viking is located about 120 kilometres east of Edmonton.