The Bulldogs have a solid first four weeks in the new season with an away match against the GWS Giants to open the season before facing the West Coast Eagles, Essendon and the Sydney Swans in Melbourne in the next three rounds.
They have four Friday night matches and round out the home and away season with reigning premiers Richmond at the MCG.
The Western Bulldogs play the West Coast Eagles, Port Adelaide, Melbourne, North Melbourne and Carlton twice and have the bye in Round 12.
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The Western Bulldogs season draw can be found below. Visit our AFL Fixtures page for home and away fixtures for other AFL teams.
|1||Sun||Mar 25||Away||GWS Giants||Canberra||1:10pm|
|2||Sun||Apr 1||Home||West Coast||Etihad||3:20pm|
|4||Sat||Apr 14||Home||Sydney Swans||Etihad||4:35pm|
|7||Sat||May 5||Home||Gold Coast Suns||Ballarat||1:45pm|
|8||Sat||May 12||Home||Brisbane Lions||Etihad||7:25pm|
|9||Fri||May 18||Away||Adelaide Crows||Adelaide||7:50pm|
|13||Thu||Jun 14||Away||Port Adelaide||Adelaide||7:50pm|
|14||Sat||Jun 23||Home||Nth Melbourne||Etihad||7:25pm|
|15||Fri||Jun 29||Home||Geelong Cats||Etihad||7:50pm|
|18||Sun||Jul 22||Away||West Coast||Perth||3:20pm|
|19||Sun||Jul 29||Home||Port Aelaide||Ballarat||3:20pm|
|20||Sat||Aug 4||Away||St Kilda||Etihad||7:25pm|
|21||Sun||Aug 12||Away||Nth Melbourne||Etihad||1:10pm|
After breaking their premiership drought the previous season it was back to earth for the low flying Bulldogs who finished 10th on the AFL ladder with 11 wins, missing the finals in the process.
Ladder: 10th 22: 11-11-0 (44pts)
Most Kicks: Lachlan Hunter 302
Most Handballs: Luke Dahlhaus 352
Most Disposals: Jackson Macrae 605
Most Marks: Lachlan Hunter 116
Most Goals: Liam Picken 24
Most Hitouts: Jordan Roughead 246
Marcus Bontempelli made it back-to-back Western Bulldogs best and fairest awards when he captured the 2017 Charles Sutton Medal for the club. Bontempelli scored 185 votes, beating Jason Johannisen 184 by one vote, with Jack Macrae third on 155 votes.
1st: Marcus Bontempelli - 185 votes
2nd: Jason Johannisen - 184 votes
3rd: Jack Macrae - 155 votes
Next: Easton Wood 138, Caleb Daniel 134, Lachie Hunter 125, Matt Suckling 119, Zaine Cordy 119, Shane Biggs 95 and Liam Picken 85.
Best and fairest winner Marcus Bontempelli also topped the Western Bulldogs Brownlow Medal count with 19 votes. Next best were Jack Macrae and Jason Johannisen on 8 and 7 votes respectively.
1st: Marcus Bontempelli - 19 votes
2nd: Jack Macrae - 8 votes
3rd: Jason Johannisen - 7 votes
Next: Luke Dahlhaus 6, Liam Picken 3, Jake Stringer 3, Lachie Hunter 2, Shane Biggs 1, Caleb Daniel 1 and Toby McLean 1.
The Bulldogs scored a total of 51 Brownlow Medal votes.