BEAMING Karl Morson is the picture of health just weeks after he was savaged by a Rottweiler.
The five-year-old, of Sulgrave, Washington, is having fun settling into his Year One class at Usworth Grange Primary School after his horrific experience.
Karl needed emergency surgery at Sunderland Royal Hospital after parts of his face were left hanging off.
The dog also bit his arm as Karl struggled to free himself.
He has had to put up with numerous trips to hospital as problems with his stitches persisted, but now his face has started to recover and he can look forward to leading a normal life.
The dog which attacked Karl, which belonged to a man living near his Wellington Court home, has since been destroyed.