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

Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinic

August, 8 and 9
Napa, CA

9:00 - 4:00
Given by Fred Presson

Dogs must be at least 5 months of age

Contact Penny Mallen  at
707-322-4976 for more info.

BARRC Specialty Raffle

It's time to step up and offer your talents, services and/or merchandise as a raffle prize for the BARRC 12th Annual Independent Specialty on Oct 15.

Prizes do not need to be strictly dog related!

Contact Rosemary Simpson with ideas and/or questions
Next Membership Meeting

Sat, 9/12
Sir Francis Drake KC
Solano County Fairgrounds, Vallejo CA
30 minutes after Ridgback judging
BARRC Owner Handler Challenge

Sign up now for the
BARRC Owner Handler Challenge! 

More information on the
Owner Handler Challenge page.

2015 BARRC Specialty
Trophy Sponsorship

It's time to sponsor trophies for the 

2015 BARRC Specialty!

Go to the Specialty page for more information.

See new education article about "de-skunking" your dog!