Exceptional Dogs for Exceptional People
Welcome to Aahroo Kennel and Service Dogs!
Located near Columbia, South Carolina, we are a small but serious breeding and training kennel that specializes in establishing Basset Fauve de Bretagnes in the United States. With a professional background in both nursing and master dog training, we have trained dogs for over 55 years. Since the early 1980’s we’ve specialized in Assistance Dog training for people with disabilities, concentrating now exclusively on Diabetic Alert Dog training for clients in the southeastern US.
Founder, Cindy Hartman, studied canine genetics at Michigan State University and is a retired nurse. In 2001, she traveled to France to study under three French hunting judges and the president of the Club du Fauve of France, where she fell in love with the Basset Fauves and brought home a pair.
In 2011, she returned to further her education of French hunting hounds by attending the World Dog Show and the French Fauve Club’s International Breeder’s Exposition. She has returned to France several times and over the years, has imported several dogs to add to Aahroo’s breeding program.
Basset Fauve de Bretagne
In 2015, she returned to the breed’s country of origin to attend the Club du Fauve annual meeting, judges’ educational seminar, and to shadow judges at the Elevage ( the French Club sponsored dog show attended by Fauve owners from around the world).
Cindy is now the American corresponding delegate to the French club. She continues to import new bloodlines into the country and hopes to return to France during the summer of 2024. She was the founding president of the UKC national breed club (no longer active since November 2016) and is now the president of the AKC club, the Basset Fauve de Bretagne Club of America.
The BFDBCA is the official breed club in the United States and enjoys membership from all over the country and Canada.
Adopt a Fauve
New to Fauves
Looking to add a Basset Fauve de Bretagne to your family? Please start by filling out the application on the Adopt a Fauve page.
Current Fauve Owners
If you've adopted from our kennel before, are interested in titling your Fauve, or have ever rescued a Fauve, please inquire about our rebates starting in August of 2020!