Butler Blue II

America's Dog


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

: Mascot Emeritus, Butler University
Tagline: Butler’s Mascot, America’s Dog
First Day as Mascot: May 20, 2004

Butler Blue II (Nickname: Blue) was 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 was 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  would go on to admirably serve Butler as official mascot for nine years. During that time, Blue II not only became Butler’s most decorated mascot, but was also considered one of the most recognizable mascots in all of sport.

During his tenure, Blue II met the likes of  Colin Powell, Peyton Manning and Jillian Michaels, and even former President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush. He appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and of course, captured the hearts of the Nation with two consecutive NCAA men’s basketball Final Four appearances, thus earning Blue II the title of “Butler’s mascot, America’s dog.”

After nine years of service to the University, Blue retired in May of 2013 to assume the title of Mascot Emeritus. Unfortunately, however, Blue II’s retirement was short-lived as he would succumb to heart failure on August 31, 2013.

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!

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