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Butler Blue III aka "Trip"

Personal

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, Medi-Crunch, Hinkle Fieldhouse popcorn and bananas

Favorite Toys: Antlers, bones and balls

Favorite Activities: Butler Basketball games, campus events, rough-housing, cuddling and lying on the couch

Pet-Peeve: Being left at home

Best Tricks: High-five, crawl, speak and dead dog

Personal Motto: “Bulldogs Ever Do or Die!”

Professional

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 – Indianapolis, Ind.

Official Food Provider: Holistic Select Brand by WellPet

Official Treat: Medi-Crunch

Official Groomer: Good Dog Hotel & Spa, Indianapolis, Ind.

Official Trainer: Bark Tutor School for Dogs – Meggan Talarico, Indianapolis, Ind.

Official Clothier: Nike

Miscellaneous Support: Follett Corporation (Butler Bookstore), Indianapolis, Ind.

First Day as Mascot: February 18, 2012

Transportation provided by Don Hinds Ford and the “Blue Mobile”

Bio

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 External Relations, 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 Fountain Square Animal Clinic.

With Blue II growing older and becoming senior in the breed, the Kings identified the only male in the litter of five born Dec. 23, 2011, to become Butler Blue III.

Aptly nicknamed “Trip” (short for Triple, since he is the third mascot in succession), this red brindled, AKC-registered English bulldog also resides with the Kaltenmark family.

Trip was made his debut before a sellout crowd in Hinkle Fieldhouse prior to a men’s basketball game on Feb. 18, 2012.