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.

Sponsor a Trophy for the 
BARRC Specialty

See how you can help sponsor a trophy for the BARRC Specialty!
13th Annual BARRC Specialty Ribbon Upgrade

Click here for more information on how you can donate for a ribbon upgrade!
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.

BARRC Get Together in Reno, NV
Sat, Aug 20, 2016
Reno KC show grounds
1350 N. Wells Ave
Reno, NV

BARRC will be hosting a gathering with mimosas, muffins and some other breakfast delights
Come join us after the early morning 
ring time on Sat! 
Hope to see you there!

Contact Judy Abels for more information.

BARRC 13th Annual Independent Specialty Show

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA

Go to the Specialty Page for more information!

2016 BARRC Specialty Raffle

Our donation drive is underway!
Click here for more information!

All money raised benefits Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue of Northern California.






Fri, Sat,


Aug 5, 6

& 7

AGILITY: Santa Maria KC

Santa Maria, CA

Sat, Sun

Aug 6 - 7


Dog Training Club of Salina Valley

Monterey, CA

Sat, Sun

Aug 6 - 7


Richmond Dog Fanciers

BARRC Membership Meeting

on Saturday

Dixon, CA

Fri, Sat, Sun

Aug 12, 13

& 14


County Wide Dog Training Club

Petaluma, CA

Fri, Sat, Sun

Aug 12, 13

& 14


Border Collie Club or Northern CA

Prunedale, CA

Sat, Sun

Aug 13 & 14


South Bay KC

Torrence, CA

Sat, Sun

Aug 20 & 21


Reno KC

Reno, NV


Aug 26


Simi Valley KC

Santa Barbara, CA

Fri, Sat,


Aug 26, 27

& 28



Mensona KC

Santa Rosa, CA

Sat, Sun

Aug 27 - 28


Santa Barbara KC

Santa Barbara, CA


Aug 29


Los Encinos KC

Santa Barbara, CA

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