The Western Bulldogs have snared exciting young talent Buku Khamis as a pre-selected rookie for the 2019 season.

Khamis was allowed clear passage to the Bulldogs as a pre-selected rookie under the rules governing the selection of players who are part of AFL club next generation academies.

Khamis was not selected in the NAB AFL Draft, allowing the Dogs to secure him as a rookie.

“Buku is a fantastic example of the talent in our Next Generation Academy and the development pathway that exists in the AFL," Bulldogs General Manager of List and Recruiting Sam Power said.

“He has worked exceptionally hard to get to where he is and we're confident he’ll be a great acquisition to our Club."