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 Lure Coursing Weekend
O'Hara Park School
Oakley, CA

All Breed ASFA Trial - Sat, 4/29
Roll Call 9:00 am

All Breed AKC Test and Trial - Sun, 4/30
Trial Roll Call 8:00 am
Test Roll Call 1:00 pm

Click here for ASFA premium
Click here for AKC premium

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.
Northern California 
Ridgeback Rescue Raffle
Help raise money for 
Ridgeback Rescue!

Tickets available online 
until midnight, Friday, May 12th

Click on the PayPal DONATE button on the bottom left of this page.

Drawing will be held May 13th 
at the BARRC fun day 
in Marin, CA

Click here for more information.
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.