SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 08: Bailey Dale of the Bulldogs runs the ball during the round 12 AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Western Bulldogs at Sydney Cricket Ground on June 8, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Western Bulldogs youngster Bailey Dale has signed a two-year contract extension that will see the 21-year-old remain a Dog until at least the end of the 2019 season.

Dale joins a long list of Bulldogs who have extended their futures at the club, and list manager Jason McCartney told the club's website they were excited to keep him at the Whitten Oval.

“We’ve seen Bailey take a real step forward this season, and it’s been terrific to see,” McCartney told

“We’ve always known that he’s an excellent user of the footy, he’s got clean, quick hands, and he certainly knows where the goals are.

“He’s still just 21 years old so we’d expect there to be plenty of improvement left in his game, and we look forward to watching him continue to develop over the next couple of seasons.”

Over the course of 2017, Dale has played 14 games and is averaging 17.7 disposals, 3.2 marks and 2.9 inside 50s per game.

Dale joined the Dogs with the 45th pick in the 2014 National Draft, and made his debut for the club against Fremantle in round 7, 2015.