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
NEW BARRC Owner Handler
Award Program

Sign up and earn points for participating with your dog in all sorts of activities: conformation, obedience, lure coursing, agility, therapy dog, barn hunt, herding, fundraiser activities and much more!

Click here to learn more!


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.
Congratulations to BARRC!

We have been approvd to hold our first agility trial!

Mark your calendars:
March 2, 3 & 4, 2018
Robertson Park Equestrian & Events Center
Livermore, CA
Judge: Lavonda Herring
It's Rattlesnake Season!!

Here is some interesting information regarding rattlesnakes in our east bay parks.