i got a response from AARP about their article recently advocating breeding to make some bucks; below is part of it. they also said they will print a correction to it. "Due to an editorial oversight, some of the statements in the article were phrased in a way that appeared to be insensitive to animals. Please be assured that we would never encourage any action that would be harmful to animals, nor do we advocate breeding more dogs. We understand that there are several ways to obtain the pup of your choice that do not involve breeders. We also recognize that personality can be more important than pedigree."