The the world of AKC, a dog over 7 is considered a Veteran and Champion Veterans can actually show in a class specifically for them! Pretty cool aye? Well, Dude is our newest veteran pet in the house. He turned 7 back in November still has the energy of a pup. 7 years later he is still showing his playful side with the actual puppies on our house and still jumps up onto the back of the couch to watch over the pack and of course, for when his favorite human – my husband – to come home from work.