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.

Characteristics

Bio

Appearance

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!".

Abilities and Powers

He can punch enemies, especially, punching Tom, and any other cat in the face.

He is good at fighting, and he is tough and strong.

Weaknesses


Personality

He is, in personality, extremely prone to anger and always critical. He doesn't hesitate to use force if he wants, and often cause Tom Cat to suffer. Spike also dislikes majority of other cats as well. In some part, he is openly arrogant to Jerry Mouse. However, he is extremely warm to his son Tyke, whom he cares the most, as a duty of a father.

Whenever he gets into a fight with Tom or the other cats, he always relies on brute force like a muscular boxer, the fact that he is a bulldog, but is also wise enough to use items in he's environment to fight back when brute force is not an obvious choice. However, his personality often gets blurred and easier to get angry when it comes to Droopy, mainly because Droopy always outplays Spike in the end.

Voice Actors

Episodes appear in

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

Season 1

Season 2

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

Trivia

  • By the events of the recent reboot series The Tom and Jerry Show, he finally realized that Jerry was the true saboteur and therefore ended his friendship with him for abusing him, his son and as well framing Tom, 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.

When Spike is The Antagonist

Gallery

Main article: Spike Bulldog/Gallery

References

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