Rusty’s Blue Earth Rexx, German Shorthaired Pointer, Male, FDSB # 1427852, was bred by Darwin Oordt of Blue Earth, Minnesota, out of a mating of Field Trial Hall of Fame Dixieland’s Rusty and My Angel Mia. Rex, was co-owned by Darwin Oordt and Steve Lithgow of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Rexx was trained and handled by Terry Chandler also of Las Cruces, New Mexico. Rex was not only was a consistent winner but also a prepotent sire.
Rexx started his career by winning the Yucca German Shorthaired Pointer Club (GSPC) open derby in the Spring of 1991 followed quickly by winning the All-Age stake at the El Paso Del Norte GSPC trial in the Fall of 1993. Rex won the National German Shorthaired Pointer Association (NGSPA) Region 12 Open Shooting Dog Championship in the Spring 1994, and went runner-up in the Region 10 Shooting Dog Championship in the Spring 1995. His owner handled Rexx to the NGSPA Chukar Association Amateur Shooting Dog Championship in the Fall 1998, the Region 12 Amateur Shooting Dog Championship in 1999 and runner-up in the NGSPA Sharptail Amateur Shooting Dog Championship in the same year. Rexx, an American Kennel Club (AKC) Field Trial Champion, had twenty-two wins and placements in American Field competition.
Rexx’s most significant contribution to the German Shorthaired Pointer breed was in his progeny. The American Field records 26 of Rex’s get with 130 wins and placements. Included in these dogs are Diamond S Stephanie who won the NGSPA National Championship and Diamond S Texas Express who won the NGSPA National Shooting Dog Championship. The American Kennel Club Progeny Report reflects that Rexx produced one dual champion, 26 Field Champions, nine Amateur Field Champions, and six dogs with other performance titles. Rex’s bloodlines continue to appear in and impact many of today’s winning Shorthairs.
Rexx’s selection to the Field Trial Hall of Fame is a final tribute to this outstanding German Shorthaired Pointer.