Hawthorn defeated the Dogs 107 to 45.
The Hawks ran ahead on the scoreboard, kicking five goals to the Bulldog's lonely single goal.
Jarryd Roughead continued his dominance in front of goal, booting two in the final quarter - including his 50th goal for the season.
Jordan Lewis kicked two goals, with Jonathan Simpkin also a contributor.
Jake Stringer was the sole goal kicker for the Dogs.
This win should boost Hawthorn to the top of the ladder by percentage, ahead of Sydney.
The official crowd number for the day was 14,187.
At three-quarter time, Hawthorn lead by 36 points 11.7 (73) to 5.7 (37).
Hawthorn kicked four goals to three against the wind but the Western Bulldogs had more control of the general play.
The Dogs kicked the three out of the first four goals of the quarter and got within 17 points of the Hawks,
However, Hawthorn steadied and kicked three goals in the last five minutes.
Roughead kicked his fourth, Dunston his third, and Luke Breust and David Hale were the other goal kickers for Hawthorn
The Bulldog's big full-forward Tom Campbell pulled down three strong marks and kicked two goals.
Former Essendon player Stuart Crameri kicked the other goal for the Dogs.
Hawthorn have got the wind in the last quarter, and The Examiner sports reporter Phil Edwards predicts a win to the Hawks with a margin of 50 points.
At half time the Hawks lead the Bulldogs by 31 points, with the score standing at 7.6 (48) to 2.5 (17).
There were only two goals kicked in the second quarter, both by Hawthorn.
Roughead kicked his third, and Dunston kicked his second.
Both sides were inaccurate in front of goal.
The Bulldogs had five shots and kicked four behinds and one out of bounds.
Jack Stringer and Luke Dahlhaus both missed two easy shots that they should have kicked.
In general play, the Western Bulldogs are matching it with Hawthorn but they're just not getting the reward on the scoreboard.
Hawthorn leads the Western Bulldogs by 19 points at quarter time.
The score is 5. 2 (32) to 2.1 (13).
Hawhtorn kicked the first four goals in a row at the start of the quarter.
The Western Bulldogs responded with two goals of their own later in the quarter to stem Hawthorn's momentum.
For Hawthorn, the goal kickers are Jarryd Roughead, who kicked two, and singles to Jack Gunston, Taylor Duryea and Ben McEvoy.
For the Bulldogs, the scorers were Luke Dahlhaus and Shaun Higgins.
Hawthorn started the game without Sam Mitchell and Isaac Smith, both of whom did not take to the ground.
BEFORE THE GAME
THIS afternoon's clash between the Hawks and Bulldogs at Aurora Stadium has brought together friends and rivals of all ages.
Among a sea of gold and brown, a splash of red, white and blue emerged before the first bounce.
Eleven-year-old Jayden Newman made the trip north to watch his beloved Bulldogs play for the first time, while across the ground, brothers Xavier, 11, and Emmanuel Bates compared full-time score predictions.