About Us

Picardy Sheepdog Club Committee Members

Shirley Hitchman

President, Welfare & Rescue, Health Co-ordinator, Puppy Co-ordinator

Tracey Gray


Frederique Fremont

Honarary Member, Rescue Co-ordinator

Shirley has owned Picards for decades and is the founder of the Picardy Sheepdog Club.  She has bred 3 litters in the UK, with Alain & Aline Grange (de la Tour Philippe), as her mentors.  Shirley currently owns Huffle de l’Abbaye des sources bleues bred by Patrick Rogez. 

Shirley is an accredited pet care professional with over 40 years experience, she is our puppy, health, rescue & welfare co-ordinator, and has already assisted many puppies to join their new owners in the UK.  

Tracey has over 30 years of experience with showing dogs and championing rare breeds, such as the Laekenois.  She is a  judge and in 2016 both showed and judged at Crufts.  Tracey aspires to owning a Picard in the future.

Frederique lives in the Picardy Region of France and was the owner of stud dog Rackham de la Tour Phillipe who sired 99 puppies.  She currently owns Epona du Mas de la Pierre Bamboche.  As a native French woman and founding member of AAA Berger Picard, Frederique has been helping Shirley with  liaising with breeders and potential new owners as well as re-homing Picards in the UK.

Sue Jeavons

Publicity, Performance & Admin

Denise Cartwright

Committee Member

Sue Burdett

Committee Member

Sue Jeavons, who lives near Calais, France owns Logan (Happy de Hagan Ava), bred by Anne Meyer.  Sue has been helping new owners with importing their puppies into the UK and has responsibility for publicity and the website.  Sue is a pet owner who enjoys trying agility at her local club with her Picard.

Denise has many years experience in showing and judges to championship level, breeding the occasional litter.  Denise with Sue Burdett are the owners of Lilli-Lu (Jaida des Garous d’Ebene avec Drenoss).

Sue Burdett is interested in both obedience and heel work to music.  Sue with Denise Cartwright are the owners of Lilli-Lu (Jaida des Garous d’Ebene avec Drenoss).  Bred by Ellen Adam, Lilli-Lu was the first Picardy Sheepdog to be shown in the UK.  

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