The American Kennel Club (AKC) is dedicated to promoting the sport of purebred dogs and breeding for type and function and works to protect the rights of dog owners. If you have experienced an incident of harassment or retaliation because you are a purebred dog breeder or owner, the AKC Anti-Breeder Harassment and Retaliation Task Force (HTF) encourages you to share your story. Reporting an incident does not mean you are required to take any further action. However, perpetrators persist when protected by silence. Sharing your experience with the taskforce helps AKC to study potential hot spots that may be targeted, and to develop resources and initiatives to prevent and stop harassment. Thank you for your time.