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Butler Blue

Introducing Butler Blue IV! 

Butler Blue IV, or “Blue,” was born on October 30, 2019, at Fall Creek Place Animal Clinic, delivered by Dr. Kurt Phillips ’92 by way of breeders Jodi and Cameron Madaj. Blue is a male AKC-Registered English Bulldog. 

Blue IV will train under Butler Blue III, aka “Trip,” until Trip retires at the end of the 2020 academic year. Following Trip’s retirement, Blue IV will take over full-time mascot duties. 

Blue will be under the care of a new handler, Evan Krauss ’16, and his wife, Kennedy. Michael Kaltenmark ’02 and his wife, Tiffany, will relinquish full-time handler duties after 16 years

Hear from the Dawg himself:

Who We Are

The history and facts of the Live Mascot Program at Butler University. 

Follow Trip

Twitter: ButlerBlue3

Instagram: ButlerBlue3

Facebook: Butler Blue 3

Snapchat: ButlerBlue3

Contact and Appearances

Let's get in touch. 

Sponsors and Donations

We can't do this alone.

Give hereChoose Other designation, and enter in "Puppy Fund". 

Big Dawgs Tour

While a homebody at heart this Dawg loves to travel.

Follow along all of Trip's Travels on Twitter, Facebook, and  Instagram.

Check out our 2017- 2018 Big Dawgs Tour Recap


Between the Bookstore in Atherton Union, The Spirit Shop in Hinkle Fieldhouse,, and, there is no shortage of opportunities to grab some Bulldog or Butler University gear. 

Don't see what you are looking for or have an idea for some Butler Blue Merch? Let us know!

Good Boy, Blue!

Penned by Michael “Pops” Kaltenmark, illustrated by Jingo de la Rosa, and published by Mascot BooksGood Boy, Blue! is an adorable book about Butler Blue, the University’s live bulldog mascot, and his quest to become a good boy during his first day on the job.


Learn more here