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 Fun Day
Feb 10, 2018
San Andreas, CA
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Don't miss this opportunity to learn the ropes of a new skill that is fun for both 
the dogs and the owners!

Intro to Tracking led by Joan Carpenter

Intro to Agility led by Robin Cohen

Click here for more information.
OCRRC AKC Lure Coursing
Feb 17 & 18, 2018
Chino, CA
Click here for more information
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!
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.
BARRC Membership Meeting
CHANGE IN MEETING DATE!!

Due to the canine influenza that is prevalent in the south bay, the membership meeting has been rescheduled to Sat, March 3 at the BARRC Agility trial in Livermore.

The meeting will be held at 9:30 at the Robertson Park Rodeo Grounds at 3200 Robertson Park Rd in Livermore. See below for more information about the agility trial.
Come Join BARRC at our First Agility Trial!
March 2, 3 & 4, 2018
Robertson Park 
Rodeo Grounds
Livermore, CA
Judge: Lavonda Herring 

You can find the premium at Lyndatjarksagility.com

Rosettes for High Scoring 
Ridgeback in each class!!!

For more information or if you are interested in staying overnight 
on the grounds, contact Carol Vesely

Click here for more information.
It's Rattlesnake Season!!

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

Leptospirosis

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...