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 and BEER 

(after the hike!)

Sunday, Aug 28, 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.

Sponsor a Trophy for the 
BARRC Specialty

BARRC's policy is to offer the owners and breeders of dogs who won a 2015 Trophy first option to sponsor that trophy in 2016. If a given trophy is not sponsored by August 1, 2016, it will be available for sponsorship by anyone who wishes
to do so.  

To see the current list of trophies needing to be sponsored, contact Linda Hellinge.
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.
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.

Rattlesnake Aversion Training
Green Valley (between Fairfield & Napa)
August 6 & 7

Training your dog to avoid rattlesnakes
training course about 1 hr - $70.00

Contact Judi Kannon for registration and appointment time

Click here for more information.
2016 BARRC Specialty Raffle

Our donation drive is underway! Everyone can donate! You can donate:

baskets of goodies
vacation rentals
sports tickets
dog gear
gourmet foods
gift certificates

Thank you for your generosity in the past. let's make this year another successful year! Contact Robin Cohen to pledge your donation.

All money raised benefits Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue of Northern California.






Fri, Sat,


Aug 5, 6

& 7

AGILITY: Santa Maria KC

Santa Maria, CA

Sat, Sun

Aug 6 - 7


Dog Training Club of Salina Valley

Monterey, CA

Sat, Sun

Aug 6 - 7


Richmond Dog Fanciers

BARRC Membership Meeting

on Saturday

Dixon, CA

Fri, Sat, Sun

Aug 12, 13

& 14


County Wide Dog Training Club

Petaluma, CA

Fri, Sat, Sun

Aug 12, 13

& 14


Border Collie Club or Northern CA

Prunedale, CA

Sat, Sun

Aug 13 & 14


South Bay KC

Torrence, CA

Sat, Sun

Aug 20 & 21


Reno KC

Reno, NV


Aug 26


Simi Valley KC

Santa Barbara, CA

Fri, Sat,


Aug 26, 27

& 28



Mensona KC

Santa Rosa, CA

Sat, Sun

Aug 27 - 28


Santa Barbara KC

Santa Barbara, CA


Aug 29


Los Encinos KC

Santa Barbara, CA

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