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
Membership Meeting
Sat, Feb 20, 2016
Santa Clara Valley KC
San Jose Fairgrounds, San Jose
Meeting begins immediately following Ridgeback judging, time to be announced

BARRC Tracking Fun Day

Sat, Feb 27, 2016

El Toro Park, Monterey

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to learn about tracking with your Ridgeback!
No experience necessary!
Puppies are encouraged!

Click here for more info
Contact Joan Carpenter with questions

Mushroom Poisoning in Dogs and Cats
Pets have been known to eat mushrooms in yards and while on walks. While 99% of mushrooms have little or no toxicity, the 1% that are highly toxic can cause life-threatening problems in pets.
Click here to read more.

Thurs Feb 4 Obedience - Norwegian Elkhound Club of NorCal Fresno, CA
Fri Feb 5 Obedience - Fresno DTC Fresno, CA
Sat, Sun Feb 6 - 7 Sun Maid KC of Fresno Fresno, CA
Sat, Sun Feb 6 - 7 AKC Lure Coursing - Northern CA Irish Wolfhound Club Oakley, CA
Fri Feb 19 Obedience/Rally - Santa Clara Valley KC San Jose, CA
Sat Feb 20 Santa Clara Valley KC - MEMBERSHIP MEETING San Jose, CA
Sat Feb 27 BARRC FUN DAY - TRACKING El Toro Park, Monterey
Sun Feb 21 Santa Clara Valley KC San Jose, CA

BARRC Owner Handler Challenge

Sign up now for the 
BARRC Owner Handler Challenge! 

More information on the 
Owner Handler Challenge page.

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