I was sorry to learn from Joan Wells Meacham that Mildred Seiffert died last Friday peacefully. She had been in a nursing home for some time.
Mildred and Joan were of course the original two ladies who imported the PBGV into the UK and their joint affix Jomil is behind all the famous lines of Petits in this country and many Jomil dogs were exported to Europe and USA and were the foundation of many kennels. Per Knudsen from the famous Morebess Kennels imported Jomil Hotspur to Denmark and it was this dog who formed the original Morebess Petits who have enjoyed success in the show ring for many years.
I myself was the proud owner of Ch Jomil Zadok jointly with Nick Frost and many of you I am sure will know what a great influencial stud dog he was in the breed here and abroad.
Mildred judged Crufts at the last show at Earls Court and awarded BOB to Ch/Dan/Lux Ch Salto de Crislaure of Morebess from Veteran Class.