Neighbours have described horrific scenes after a father from Perth was brutally mauled to death by his own dog.

Police were called to a property on Halvorson Rd in Morley just after 8pm on Monday where they found Dave Whitney, 59, with life-threatening injuries.

Mr Whitney died at the scene despite efforts from responding officers.

It’s understood he had been in an argument with his roommate, 36-year-old Brody Gardner in the moments before the dog attack.

Tragically it was Mr Whitney’s own rottweiler that inflicted the deadly injuries.

Police said the dog was later put down after it lunged at officers.

Neighbours told 9 News this wasn’t the first time the animal had attacked its owner.

In April, Mr Whitney and Mr Gardner both needed plastic surgery after being rushed to hospital.

Neighbour Mike Scott told the ABC he had heard a dog attacked someone and “it was pretty gruesome”.

Another neighbour Titan Wiwanno said he did not know the deceased man well but he seemed like “a pretty nice guy”.

Mr Wiwanno said he never saw the dog, but it barked loudly and often.

A 36-year-old man assisted police with their inquiries at the scene, but no charges have been laid.

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