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 
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Redwood Regional Park, Oakland
8:00 am

Join Berklee and Brandon (and Kya and Ze'ev) for an 
easy 4-mile hike.

Meet at Skyline Gate 
Staging Area
Click here for more info.

If you are coming, contact Berklee so she knows to look for you.

BARRC Group Hike and BEER 

(after the hike!)

Sunday, June 19, 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.

If you are coming, contact Berklee so she knows to look for you.

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 Owner Handler Challenge

Sign up now for the 
BARRC Owner Handler Challenge! 

More information on the 
Owner Handler Challenge page.

Woofstock 2016
Solano County Fairgrounds, Vallejo
June 9, 10, 11 & 12

Join us for 4 days of Peace, Music & Dogs!

Membership Meeting on Sat, June 11 after Ridgeback judging

BARRC is sponsoring a "Best Dressed Man & Woman competition"
Anything from the 60s, 70s and 80s!







May 1


Marin Humane Society, Novato, CA


May 1

Lake Matthews KC

Chino, CA

Sat, Sun

May 7 - 8

Gavilan KC

Tres Pinos, CA

Sat, Sun

May 14 - 15

Camellia Capital KC

Woodland, CA


May 20

SDRRC Specialty

Valley Center, CA

Sat, Sun

May 21 - 22

Coyote Hills KC

Vallejo, CA

Sat, Sun

May 21 - 22

Mt. Palomar KC

Valley Center, CA


May 27

Antelope Valley KC

Pomona, CA


May 28

San Fernando KC

Pomona, CA


May 29

San Gabriel Valley KC

Pomona, CA


May 30

Los Encinos KC

Pomona, CA

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