MARK M. BRYANT
MARK M. BRYANT- ( - 1965) His kennels and home were at Montgomeryville, PA, but this famous breeder was a “Buckeye” at heart. His foundation stock was Ch. Nancollether Daisy and Ch. The Wac of Green Valley, obtained from Fred Hunt and Ch. Elstone Happy Landings and Ch. Bryant’s Bright Future from the kennels of Leo Dunn (HOF). In these four dogs Mark had the very best of English bloodlines as well as a strong strain of the famous Herewithem stock coming down from Ch. Fishel’s Latest News. Mark Bryant was a major influence in the breed during the early 1940’s into the 1960’s, his prefix beginning simply as “Bryant’s”, later adding “Buckeye”, conjuring up names as Gang Buster, Drummer Boy, Lovely Lady, Kathleen, Wanda, Claudia, Girlie, Sterling, Trinka and Colleen. His personal favorite and constant companion was “Kimmy”, Ch Bryant’s Bright Future, touted as “Paramount–Herewithem breeding”. Kimmy was one of the pillars of his breeding program, a Hall Of Fame Ch. Elstone Citadel son (and littermate to HOF Ch. Mihaski’s Mr. Chipps) bred by Charles Siever in 1944. Mark was never willing to sacrifice the true purpose of the dog for appearance’s sake – they were always good shooting dogs as well as good show dogs. Dr. Robert F. Parker (HOF) considered Mark Bryant to be the breed’s most influential contributor “by far”.