Melbourne thief bitten by police dog

A man has been tasered and bitten by a police dog after a stolen car chase in southwest Melbourne.

The 26-year-old is accused of assaulting police after refusing to pull over at Werribee early on Thursday morning, before eventually being tasered and bitten by the dog.

The man was taken to hospital and is expected to be interviewed over various offences including reckless conduct endangering life, assaulting police and motor vehicle theft.