A 2-year-old southwest Florida boy has died after being bitten by the family dog.

Police and emergency responders were called to a Cape Coral home about 7:40 a.m. Tuesday

Authorities say Liam Perk was walking by the family's 8-year-old Weimaraner when, without any apparent provocation, he was bitten in the neck. His family called 911 and the boy was taken to Cape Coral Hospital.

The toddler was pronounced dead less than an hour later.

Lee County Animal Control officials have taken the dog from the home.

Weimaraners aren't considered a violent breed and are usually good around children.