Butler Blue I

Butler Blue the bulldog, Butler University's mascot.Nickname: Blue
Breed: English bulldog – female
Birthdate: September 25, 2000
Dates of Service:  2000 – 2003
Weight: 45 lbs.
Fur Color: White

: Mascot Emeritus, Butler University
Official Breeder: Kong King Kennel – Frank & Jean King, Lizton, Ind.

Butler Blue I (Nickname: Blue) is the first 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.

Keili Walker ’91, a Butler alumna and staff member at the time, selected the all-white female from the Kings’ litter and agreed to care for the dog on behalf of the University. The name “Butler Blue” was selected in a University-wide naming contest, and Blue made her debut as Butler’s official mascot at a men’s basketball game in February, 2000 to a standing ovation in historic Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Walker would eventually leave the university’s employment in 2004 which allowed Blue to take an early retirement in the spring of that year after four honorable years of service. Blue currently resides outside of Chicago, IL with Walker and celebrated her 13th birthday in September of 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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