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Butler Blue III

AKC Registered Name: Butler Blue II
Nickname: Blue
Breed: English bulldog – male
Birthdate: March 27, 2004
Dates of Service: May 20, 2004 – May 20, 2013
Weight: 58 lbs.
Fur Color: Fawn & White
Favorite Treats: Holistic Select snacks, ice cream, and cheese
Favorite Toys: Basketball, football, teddy bear, and any chew toys made of soft latex
Favorite Activities: Athletic and campus events, boating, Tail Wagon rides, tractor and ATV rides, kiddie pools, and sleeping in
Pet Peeves: Thunderstorms, fireworks, fax machines, and the three-hole punch
Best Tricks: High-five, pout, dead dog, roll over, and speak
Personal Motto: ”The Butler Way – put team above self”
LineageView Blue II’s Pedigree

Occupation: Mascot Emeritus, Butler University
Tagline: Butler’s Mascot, America’s Dog
Official Breeder: Kong King Kennel – Frank & Jean King, Lizton, Ind.
Official Vet: Dr. Kurt Phillips ’92 – Woodland Animal Hospital, Carmel, Ind.
Official Food Sponsor: City Dogs Grocery – Susan Smith, Indianapolis, Ind.
Official Food Provider: Holistic Select Brand by WellPet
Official Groomer: Good Dog Hotel & Spa, Indianapolis, Ind.
Official Clothier: Nike
Transportation provided by Don Hinds Ford and the “Blue II Mobile”
Miscellaneous Support: Follett Corporation (Butler Bookstore), Indianapolis, Ind.
First Day as Mascot: May 20, 2004

Butler Blue II (Nickname: Blue) is the second in a young lineage of English Bulldogs bred by Frank and Jeane King of Kong King Kennels in Lizton, Ind., which have served as the mascot of Butler University since 2000. Blue II is owned by Michael Kaltenmark, a 2002 Butler graduate and director of the University’s Office of Web Marketing and Communications, his wife, Tiffany, and their human son, Everett (Baby Bro). Blue II (male) was born March 27, 2004 and his first day of service to Butler was on May 20 that same year.

Blue II is also the nephew of Butler Blue I (female), who served as the first official Butler University live mascot in 2000 before retiring in 2004. Butler had a history of “unofficial” bulldog mascots that were kept by various fraternities throughout the years after officially adopting the bulldog as the school’s mascot in 1919. After nine years of service to the University, Blue retired in May of 2013 to assume the title of Mascot Emeritus. Even though Blue II is retired, he is still quite handy with the social media, via frequent posts on Twitter, a plethora of photos on Flickr and even a live office webcam.

AKC Registered Name: Butler Blue III
Nickname: Trip (short for “Triple”)
Breed: English bulldog – male
Birthdate: Dec. 23, 2011
Weight: 62 lbs.
Fur Color: Red Brindle & White
Favorite Treats: Holistic Select snacks and Hinkle Fieldhouse popcorn
Favorite Toys: Antlers, bones and balls
Favorite Activities: Campus events, rough-housing, skateboarding, cuddling and lying on the couch
Pet-Peeve: Being left at home
Best Tricks: High-five, crawl, and dead dog
Personal Motto: “Bulldogs Ever Do or Die!”

Occupation: Official Mascot, Butler University
Tagline: The Beast of the Big East
Official Breeder: Kong King Kennel – Frank & Jean King, Lizton, Ind.
Official Vet: Dr. Kurt Phillips ’92 – Mass Ave Animal Clinic, Indianapolis, Ind.
Official Food Sponsor: City Dogs Grocery – Susan Smith, Indianapolis, Ind.
Official Food Provider: Holistic Select Brand by WellPet
Official Groomer: Good Dog Hotel & Spa, Indianapolis, Ind.
Official Trainer: Bark Tutor School for Dogs – Meggan Talarico, Indianapolis, Ind.
Official Clothier: Nike
Transportation provided by Don Hinds Ford and the “Blue Mobile”
Miscellaneous Support: Follett Corporation (Butler Bookstore), Indianapolis, Ind.
First Day as Mascot: February 18, 2012

Butler Blue III, also known as “Trip,” was born Dec. 23, 2011 in Lizton, Ind., by breeders Frank and Jeanne King, owners of Kong King Kennel. Weighing just 13.5 ounces at birth, Blue III is an AKC registered male English Bulldog like his predecessors. He is distinguished by his red brindle and white markings passed on by his parents, Sire, Ch. Exact Classic Comet, and Dam, Kongs Sarah.

Also of note, Blue III is the great grandson of Ch. Cherokee Legend Rock, one of the nation’s winningest and most decorated English Bulldogs of the last decade and of all time. Fitting lineage, since Blue III worked closely with Blue II to learn the true art of being “America’s Dog” on and off the campus of Butler University. Now an recognized AKC Canine Good Citizen, Blue III has assumed the primary role of official mascot for Butler University.

Like his predecessor, Blue III also lives with Michael Kaltenmark ’02, director of Web marketing, and his wife Tiffany. In addition, Blue III enjoys great care and support from Bark Tutor, City Dogs Grocery, Don Hinds Ford, Good Dog Hotel & Spa, Holistic Select, Nike, WellPet, and Dr. Kurt Phillips’ 92 of Mass Ave Animal Clinic and Woodland Animal Hospital.

Good Boy, Blue!

After much anticipation, the Butler Blue children's book, "Good Boy, Blue!" is finally off to print. Butler fans and kids of all ages are sure to love this heartwarming story and iconic illustrations.

Pre-order your copy today!

Get Your Pup a Blue III PetBox

Treat your best friend with a Blue III PetBox! After all, doesn't your dog deserve the very best? Blue III has teamed with PetBox to load up a box each month with the latest and greatest in treats, toys, and pet products. Proceeds benefit Butler's live mascot program too!

Order a Blue III PetBox today!

The Big Dawgs Tour

The Butler University Big Dawgs Tour rides again! From January through March, our beloved Bulldog, Butler Blue III will be venturing away from campus to spread some Butler cheer and follow the men's basketball team as they take on new BIG EAST opponents.

Be sure to follow along and enter yourself into the Big Dawgs Tour Contest!