Your dog is a lot more like you than you thought. Here are some amazing facts about your furry bff. I love my little Chihuahua, Paco like he is my own flesh and blood. I baby him, snuggle him and talk to him like he's an infant. He probably hates every bit of that and the more I read about these amazing doggy facts, I'm beginning to think that's true.

Research shows that Dogs are the only animals in the animal kingdom that can read the emotions on your face much like humans can. In other words dogs can tell at a glance if we are happy, angry or sad just by looking at our faces.

There's a huge misconception that all dogs are color blind. A dog can see colors after all, just not as vivid or rich as we can.

Recently, studies have shown that dogs have the incredible ability to recognize the presence of lung cancer. This scientific breakthrough proves that dogs may be instrumental in early detection of an otherwise traditionally hard to detect disease.

How is your dog with thunder? Paco will hide under the bed and shake. According to research, thunderstorms have particular sound frequencies that can hurt dogs’ ears. The fear that your dog shows at the start of a thunderstorm may actually be a reaction to pain.

Dogs are capable of understanding up to 250 words and gestures, can count up to five and can perform simple math. The average dog is as intelligent as a two-year-old child.

It's truly amazing. Some stray Russian dogs have figured out how to use the subway system in order to travel to more populated areas in search of food. 

The Beatles song “A day in the Life” has an extra high-pitched whistle, audible only to dogs. It was recorded by Paul McCartney for the enjoyment of his Shetland sheepdog.

One of Michael Vick’s former fighting dogs, Leo, went on to be a therapy dog who comforts dying children. It's all about love and environment.

‘Frito Feet’ is the name of the phenomenon in which the bacteria on a dog’s paws cause them to smell like corn chips. I've noticed this on Paco and just thought he was lying when I asked if he got into the chips while I was gone. Because a pup’s feet are in constant contact with the ground, they pick up tons of microorganisms in their paws. When dogs cool off by sweating through the pads of their feet, the combo of moisture and bacteria releases a nutty, popcorn-like aroma. Basically it’s dog B.O. 

Makes you look at your dog a little differently, doesn't it?