Butler Blue IV | Official Mascot
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.
Facts and Statistics
AKC Registered Name: Butler Blue IV
Breed: English bulldog—male
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