Dogs may be man’s best friend, but they may also, in many occasions, be smarter than their human counterparts. When you think of dogs words like loyal, playful, kind and patient usually come to mind. There are some dogs though that are more than cute and cuddly. Dog trainers, researchers and dog-lovers alike debate just how intelligent our canine friends really are. Some state that depending on the breed, pups can understand upwards of 1,000 words, interpret human body language and even detect illnesses such as cancer and seizures in their human friends. Instead of arguing about how smart dogs really are, it is probably better to show you photographic proof of their high intellect and function. You may be tempted to train or test your own friendly pooch to accomplish the same or similar feats but be warned, they may likely pick up skills and behaviors a lot faster than you think.