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
April 7, 2018
Marin Humane Society

More info to come. 
Educate Yourself on
Canine Influenza

Canine Influenza is prevelent in the bay area this winter. Find out how you can protect your dog.

Click here for more information.
Help with the Ridgeback Survey
Dr. Stephen Cai and Dr. Rebecka Hess have reequested our help in their research project at the University of Pennsylvania veterinary school. They have been fortunate enough to receive support from the AKC-CHF and several other breed clubs, whom are promoting the survey to their members and on their websites.

Click here for the survey.
Take the BARRC Survey!

We would like to better understand what kind of activities you would like to see BARRC involved in and how you would like to be involved.

Take the survey and let us 
know what you think!
Kennel Cough?

Check out the symptoms, treatment, and 
prevention in the Whole Dog Journal.
Thank you to all who came out to help at BARRC's First Agility Trial!
We had an excellent turnout and lots of compliments on a job well done!
It's Rattlesnake Season!!

Here is some interesting information regarding rattlesnakes in our east bay parks.
Store-Bought "Bone Treats" Could Kill Your Dog!!


There have been increasing numbers of outbreaks of Leptospirosis in dogs recently and we may be seeing more due to the wet weather and flooding in which the organism thrives.

Click here for more information.
Sign up NOW for the 2018 BARRC 
Owner Handler Award Program

The Owner Handler Program is being updated for 2018!  All points count from December 1, 2017 through November 30, 2018.

Please note we are expanding the program even more. 2018 will include more conformation classes (4-6 month puppy, stud dog/brood bitch), more obedience (graduate classes), more rally (intermediate and masters classes) and more AKC titling opportunities (Trick Dog)!  All of you that earned your Trick Dog certification at the BARRC Holiday Fun Day are off to a great start for the 2018 program, so get your applications in!

Click here to learn more...