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.




Congratulations to BARRC member Nancy Faville for Rugby's BEST IN SHOW at the 
Mensona Kennel Club show on Sunday, August 28!

Congratulations to everyone on TEAM RUGBY!


Upcoming Events
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.



BARRC 13th Annual Independent Specialty Show


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA


Click here to make an entry for the 
specialty or for BPUP.


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.
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.


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