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
14th Annual BARRC 
Rescue Raffle

Win some fantastic prizes and donate to Northern California Ridgeback 
Rescue at the same time!

You can buy tickets ahead of time or at the BARRC Specialty on October 19th. 

GRAND PRIZE is 
$600 CASH!

Contact Jayme Wessels 
with donations or questions.
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...and see the standings for the 1rst and 
2nd quarters of 2017!!!
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.
BARRC Trophy LIst
2017 Independent Specialty
Click here for a list of sponsored trophies.

Questions?  Contact Casie Smith
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.