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 Group Hike and BEER 

(after the hike!)

Sunday, Aug 28, 2016

Bon Tempe Lake, Novato

9:00 am

Join Berklee and Brandon 

(and Kya and Ze'ev) on 

a 4 - 6 mile hike.

Meet at Bon Tempe Parking 

Lot ($8 car fee)

Click here for more information.

A new BARRC OWNER HANDLER Program is in the works!!

Barrc is putting together a new and improved Owner Handler program. This program will include all AKC events as well as for non-competitive events such as hiking, biking, and therapy dog.

The Program is excepted to begin Jan 1, 2017. 

Questions? Contact Robin Cohen.
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.

Rattlesnake Aversion Training
Green Valley (between Fairfield & Napa)
August 6 & 7

Training your dog to avoid rattlesnakes
training course about 1 hr - $70.00

Contact Judi Kannon for registration and appointment time

Click here for more information.
2016 BARRC Specialty Raffle

Our donation drive is underway! Everyone can donate! You can donate:

baskets of goodies
vacation rentals
sports tickets
dog gear
gourmet foods
gift certificates

Thank you for your generosity in the past. let's make this year another successful year! Contact Robin Cohen to pledge your donation.

All money raised benefits Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue of Northern California.






Thurs, Fri

June 2 - 3

Butte County KC

Gridley, CA

Sat, Sun

June 4 - 5

Shasta County KC

Gridley, CA

Sat, Sun

June 4 - 5

Kennel Club of Pasadena

Pasadena, CA

Thurs, Fri

June 9 - 10

Yosemite KC

Vallejo, CA


June 11

Contra Costa KC - BARRC Membership Meeting

Vallejo, CA


June 12

Contra Costa KC

Vallejo, CA

Sat, Sun

June 18 - 19

Bahia Sur KC

Valley Center, CA


June 24

Kennel Club of Beverly Hills

Long Beach, CA


June 25

Long Beach KC

Long Beach, CA

See new education article about tips for keeping your dog safe at Halloween.