For other uses, see the disambiguation page for Spike.

Spike Bulldog is a gray, rough bulldog that appears in many of Tom and Jerry cartoons. He has a somewhat minor friendship with Jerry and is a formidable enemy to Tom, though he is occasionally a rival to both protagonists, as he was in the episode Dog Trouble.

Spike has a grudge against Tom, not just because he's a cat, but because whenever they cross paths, Tom is interrupting quality time with his son, Tyke because he's too busy chasing Jerry to watch where he's going. Obviously, whenever Spike tells Tom not to do a certain thing, Jerry overhears this and does his best to get Tom in trouble (in the example, Jerry would get Tyke as dirty as possible). Spike proceeds to beat Tom up thinking he was responsible for it. After Spike beats Tom, he is shown having a good time or resting peacefully with his son tyke and they are joined by Jerry their real saboteur, disturber, and culprit who was really the one that Spike should beat up. Spike also appeared in some of the recent cartoons featuring a basset hound called Droopy, another popular MGM cartoon character.

Spike (and his son, Tyke) is most likely a secondary or even major character, as he has appeared in almost all renditions of Tom and Jerry's cartoons.


Spike is a giant bulldog with brownish-grey fur with a light brown marking that spans up to the front of his torso. In many cartoons, his fur is light grey, while his underbelly marking is white. His ears are pointed with pink insides and his tail is slender, small, and pointed as well. His only consistent article of clothing is a red, spiked dog collar. He has an anchored tattoo on his left upper arm as seen in "Quiet Please!".


  • Easy-going
  • Protective
  • Lazy
  • Short-tempered
  • Fatherly
  • Clumsy
  • Clever
  • Violent
  • Tough
  • Gullible

Voice Actors

Featured Cartoons

Tom and Jerry

Spike and Tyke

MGM one-shots/Tex Avery

  • War Dogs (cameo appearance) (1943)
  • Three Little Pups (cameo appearance) (1953)

The Tom and Jerry Show (1975)

The Tom and Jerry Comedy Show

Tom and Jerry Tales

The Tom and Jerry Show (2014)

Season 1

Season 2

Season 3

Season 4

Cartoons featuring a similar bulldog to Spike (but designed differently)

Gene Deitch era

Chuck Jones era


  • By the events of the recent reboot series The Tom and Jerry Show, he finally realized that Jerry was the saboteur and therefore ended his friendship with him, sometimes even joining forces with Tom (though rarely), although it varies greatly between episodes: sometimes he is shown to be still getting along with Jerry like in the original shorts.


Main article: Spike Bulldog/Gallery


  1. "Hanna-Barbera's Dog Trouble" -
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