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Butler Blue IV | Official Mascot

Butler Blue IV Photo

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. He sports a fawn and white coat and can be easily identified by a marking above his right eyebrow.  

The arrival of Butler Blue IV also ushers in a new page to the Butler Blue Live Mascot program, as 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. Evan has trained under Michael and Butler Blue III aka “Trip,” for the past six years since his sophomore year at Butler.

Butler Blue IV was introduced to the world on January 22, 2020, and attended his first Butler Men’s Basketball game on Friday, January 24 at Hinkle Fieldhouse versus Marquette.  

Blue’s Changing of the Collar Ceremony took place on February 29, 2020. While new to the game Blue has already proven to be mascot material and is honored and excited to represent Butler University.

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Facts and Statistics



AKC Registered Name: Butler Blue IV

Nickname: Blue

Breed: English bulldog—male

Birthdate: 10/30/2019

Weight: 65 lbs.

Fur Color: Red Fawn and White

Favorite Treats: Apples, Watermelon, and Cheese

Favorite Toys: Benebones, Plushies, and Antlers

Favorite Activities: Watching the Butler Bulldogs, cuddling, and lying on the couch

Pet Peeves: Not being shown attention

Best Tricks: Fist Bump and Spin

Occupation: Official Mascot, Butler University

First Day on Campus: January 22, 2020

First Game at Hinkle Fieldhouse: January 24, 2020

Changing of the Collar Ceremony:  February 29, 2020

Breeders: Jodi and Cameron Madaj

Official Vet: Dr. Kurt Phillips ’92—City Way Animal Clinic, Indianapolis, Ind.

Official Groomer: Good Dog Hotel & Spa, Indianapolis, Indiana

Official Trainer: Bark Tutor School for Dogs—Brad and Nick, Indianapolis, Ind.

Official Clothier: Nike

Miscellaneous Support: Follett Corporation (Butler Bookstore), Indianapolis, Indiana

Transportation:  “Blue Mobile” provided by Don Hinds Ford