Bio: Butler Blue II is the official mascot of Butler University. Blue II is the second 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. Blue II is owned by Michael Kaltenmark, a 2002 Butler graduate and director of the University’s Office of Web Marketing and Communications, and his wife, Tiffany. Blue II (male) was born March 27, 2004 and his first day of service to Butler was on May 20 that same year.
Blue II is also the nephew of Butler Blue I (female), who served as the first official Butler University live mascot in 2000 before retiring in 2004. Butler had a history of “unofficial” bulldog mascots that were kept by various fraternities throughout the years after officially adopting the bulldog as the school’s mascot in 1919. Blue II is present at nearly every Butler home football and basketball game, other athletic events and many University-related functions. Not to mention, Blue II is quite handy with the social media, with frequent posts on Twitter, a plethora of photos on Flickr and even a live office webcam.