A man was bitten in the face by a dog brought to his home by a guest on Monday, according to Sandown police.

Lt. John Sable told Seacoast Current the dog - a boxer mix - bit the homeowner during the morning hours at a house on Royal Range Road, sending the man to a hospital.

The injuries were not serious, according to Sable, who did not know what led to the dog bite.

The dog was not taken away from its owner, whose identity was not disclosed.

Boxers as a breed are considered to be loyal, affectionate and intelligent, according to the American Kennel Club, which calls Boxers one of the country's most popular breeds. Their patience and protectiveness makes them a great dog for children, the group said.

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