Bay Area Rhodesian Ridgeback Club

The Bay Area Rhodesian Ridgeback Club (BARRC) is a non-profit club with the intent to assist in Rhodesian  Ridgeback rescue and to encourage and promote quality in the breeding of pure-bred Rhodesian Ridgebacks. 

New members - go to the Membership

page for an application!

Welcome to the Bay Area Rhodesian Ridgeback Club (BARRC). BARRC was started in April 1997. Our membership consists of families owned by Ridgebacks from Santa Rosa to Monterey to Sacramento. We urge our members and breeders to protect and advance the interests of the breed by encouraging sportsmanlike competition at dog shows, obedience trials, tracking tests, field trials, and other dog-related events.

We hope this website answers your questions about Rhodesian Ridgebacks in the San Francisco bay area. We encourage you to contact breeders on the Breeder Directory for more information about the breed.

Upcoming Events
BARRC 16th Annual
Independent Specialty
Thurs, October 17, 2019
Alameda County Fairgrounds
Pleasanton, CA

Show Chair: Casie Smith
Assistant Show Chair: David Cherry

Conformation Judge: Paula Nykiel
Sweeps Judge: Deb Cooper

NOTE: Entries close a week earlier than normal on October 2!
Get your entries in!!

Click here for more information!
2019  BARRC Specialty Raffle

All donations benefit Rhodesian
Ridgeback Rescue of Northern California

We will take any and all
donations, such as:
Dog gear
Training and handling services
Sports tickets
Gift certificates

Contact Jayme Wessels or text 408-348-6608
Click here for more information.
Meet the Breed!
October 19 & 20, 2019
Alameda County

Come see our Meet the Breed booth located by the vendors at the
Harvest Moon Classic.

For more information,
BARRC Membership Meeting
Sat, October 26
Dixon May Fairgrounds, Dixon
Meeting will immediately follow Ridgeback judging (TBD)
Support Northern California
Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue!

Use Amazon SMILE to donate! Click here!
Rhodesian Ridgeback Boot Camp

Hosted by BARRC
Sat, November 16, 2019
Sycamore Lane Kennels
Lodi, CA
Topics will cover the breed standard
and elaboration, anatomy, structure,
movement and handling.

Barbara Rupert
Danielle Sand, VMD
Susan Ralston, VMD

$30 for BARRC/RRCUS members without a dog
$35 for BARRC/RRCUS members with ONE dog
$45 for non-members

Click here for more information.

Click here to register and pay for this event online.

Click here to print a copy of the registration form.
Please mail the form and payment to:
Karen Charney
2519 Overhill Lane
Davis, CA 95616

More questions?
Member's Only

Don't forget to check out the Member's Only page to read up on past meeting minutes and view the membership directory. If you don't remember the username and password,
Carol Vesely.
2019 Owner Handler Program
Sign up now!!

All points for the 2019 year count from December 1, 2018 through November 30, 2019.

The Owner Handler Program includes conformation classes, obedience, rally, and other AKC titling opportunities, like Trick Dog! You will have an opportunity to earn your Trick Dog certification at the BARRC Holiday Fun Day so you can get a head start fo the 2019 program. Get your applications in!

Click here for more information about the program and information on how to enter.