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.




BEST OF BREED at the BARRC specialty

GCH Diablo's Back Alley Brawler, CGC "Rugby"
Congratulations to TEAM RUGBY!


Upcoming Events
BARRC Holiday Party
& Membership Meeting
Sat, 12/10/16
11am - 3 pm
The Barn - Livermore Area Recreation 
and Park District
3131 Pacific Ave, Livermore, CA

Ridgeback Rescue Raffle
Potluck lunch
White Elephant Gift Exchange
Holiday Photos
Membership meeting & election of 2017 officers
Ridgeback games

Click here for more info
Contact Casie Smith with questions
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.




Congratulations to all the winners at the 13th Annual BARRC Specialty!

Thank you to all who worked 
so hard to make this a success!!

Click here for winners.

Congratulations to the all the 
winners of the BARRC 
West Coast Owner Handler Challenge!

Click here for a full list of the winners!
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.


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