K9 officer "Max" apparently bit the boy's leg after he moved suddenly. Now he's off the beat.
"Our department policy is to take the dog off the street for a few days," said Brazil Police Chief Clint McQueen, "make some determinations as to what happened, make sure everything was done properly, have the dog to a veterinarian, make sure we follow the rules like everybody else is supposed to do when a dog bite occurs."
The little boy went to a nearby hospital to be treated for the bite.
Police say it's an accident. The chief says "Max" was doing his job last week though with an unintended target. The K9 can't tell the difference between actual duty and a demonstration.