Breed Research

The path to the perfect pet starts at PetGuide.com with our Breed Research tool.The path to the perfect pet starts at PetGuide.com. And with our Breed Research resources, it will help you narrow down what pet would make a great addition to your household. We’ve done all the work for you. All you need to do is pick a pet, choose from a drop-down menu of important features and read up on the selections we’ve determined are the best fit for you. Our Breed Research tool is the right place to start – and finish – your pet-picking journey!

You adore kitties, but violently sneeze each time you pet a cat? Find out which breeds are considered hypoallergenic and suitable for people with allergies. Always wanted a kitten with unique looks? Take a look at our informational guides on hairless cat breeds, Bobtail kitties, or unusual and rare breeds. Petguide.com’s section on Cat Breeds has all the insights you need to choose your feline friend!

Choosing a pooch for your family also requires consideration of many breed traits. Read all about new and exotic breeds, such as Pomsky or Labradoodle, or classics like Labrador Retrievers and Poodles. We have the info you need about Dog Breeds, whether you’re looking for a lap dog, energetic pooch or a breed that doesn’t shed.

We at Petguide.com know that cats and dogs are not the only popular choices for a pet. If you’re thinking of getting a fish tank, or want to have a horse, rabbit or a turtle as a pet, we’ve got you covered. Our comprehensive breed guides have everything you need out to pick out your new pet, regardless of their size and shape!

It’s important to pick a companion that will be a perfect match for your needs and personality. Our Breed Research blog has the facts, pros and cons and advice that will help you make an informed decision and choose your perfect pet.

Bird Breeds View All

Hooded Parrot

Whether you live in an apartment or in a house, you’ll find Hooded Parrot to be a lovely companion.

Red Rumped Parrot

Beautiful and with a good personality, the Red Rumped Parrot makes a great pet parrot for aviary.

Red Capped Parrot

A Red Capped Parrot has a lovely temperament and a charming appearance. They make great aviary pets.

Blue Rumped Parrot

As a pet, the Blue Rumped Parrot is generally considered to be a calm, docile bird with a peaceful nature.

Vasa Parrot

The Vasa Parrot is arguably one of the most unusual parrot breeds- but also a very popular one.

Rüppell’s Parrot

With its goofy, cute behavior, Rüppell's Parrot is quickly becoming popular in the world of pet parrots.

Musk Lorikeet

Friendliness, cuddly behavior and a penchant for tricks make the Musk Lorikeet a great pet.

Plain Parakeet

The Plain Parakeet is popular for its affectionate personality, goofy behavior, and adorable looks.

Blossom Headed Parakeet

The Blossom Headed Parakeet has many adorable quirks and interesting traits that make them great pets.

Golden Shouldered Parrot

The Golden Shouldered Parrot is a real eye-catcher and one of the more unique birds in aviculture.

Cat Breeds View All

Ojos Azules Cat

The most distinctive feature of the Ojos Azules cat has to been its deep blue eyes.

Chinchilla Cat

The Chinchilla cat could also be referred to as the Chinchilla Persian because this breed is actually a type of ...

Cashmere Cat

The Cashmere cat is also known as the Bengal Longhair. It is basically the longhaired version of the modern Bengal.

Burmilla Longhair

The Burmilla Longhair is basically the longhaired version of the shorthaired Burmilla cat.

Oriental Bicolor

Oriental Bicolor kitties are known for their outgoing, social, and affectionate personality.

Genetta

The Genetta is a dwarf breed that has been bred to feature short legs and marbled or spotted fur.

Kinkalow

The Kinkalow dates back to the middle of the ‘90s, making it a newer feline breed.

Cheetoh

The Cheetoh is a product of the Ocicat and the Bengal cats.

Skookum Cat

The Skookum cat boasts a short stature, endearing personality, and curly fur.

Napoleon Cat

The Napoleon cat's name is a reference to Napoleon Bonaparte because of its short stature.

Dog Breeds View All

Mastador

The Mastador is a great family dog with a tremendously friendly yet protective nature.

Patterdale Terrier

The Patterdale Terrier is a compact, working breed that was originally bred to hunt foxes and other vermin.

Belgian Malinois

The Belgian Malinois is actually far more popular in its home country of Belgium than it is in the U.S.

Golden Irish

The Golden Irish is a cross between a purebred Irish Setter and Golden Retriever.

Miniature Bulldog

Miniature Bulldog usually refers to a hybrid mix of a purebred Bulldog with a purebred Pug, but can also be a ...

Springerdoodle

The Springerdoodle is a cross between a purebred English Springer Spaniel and Poodle.

Pug

If you’re a Pug-lover, you’ll probably find that no breed in the dog world quite pulls on your heart strings like ...

Golden Pyrenees

The Golden Pyrenees is a mix between a Golden Retriever and Great Pyrenees.

Siberpoo

The Siberpoo is a designer breed created by mixing a Siberian Husky with a Poodle.

Fish Breeds View All

Peacock Cichlids

Compared to other Lake Malawi cichlids, Peacock cichlids are relatively peaceful.

Paradise Fish

Paradise fish are a colorful species of freshwater fish belonging to the gourami family.

Drum Fish

With more than 250 species, drum fish exhibit a wide range of colors and patterns.

Sea Bream

Referred to as breams, sea bream are a group of saltwater fish belonging to the Sparidae family.

Goatfish

Goatfish have the ability to change color quickly to blend in with their surroundings.

Flounder

The flounder is also known as a flatfish; a fitting name because its body is laterally compressed.

Trunkfish

Trunkfish secrete a poisonous material from their skin which acts as a defense mechanism against predators.

Mandarinfish

Mandarinfish are small, brightly colored saltwater fish belonging to the Synchiropus genus.

Frogfish

Frogfish are small with short and stocky bodies that are sometimes covered in spinules.

Snappers

Snappers are generally non-aggressive fish that do well in very large saltwater community tanks.

Horse Breeds View All

Altai Horse

The Altai horse is also known as the Alta’s Kaya horse.

Exmoor Pony

The Exmoor Pony is a rare and endangered breed.

Breton Horse

The Breton Horse is a breed of draft horse from Brittany.

Sorraia Horse

The Sorraia Horse is an ancient breed from the Iberian Peninsula.

Boulonnais Horse

The Boulonnais Horse is also referred to as the White Marble Horse.

Canadian Horse

The Canadian Horse is a beautiful, strong horse that is known for being spirited and full of energy, as well as powerful.

Hackney Pony

In addition to being beautiful, the Hackney Pony also has an appealing personality.

Rabbit Breeds View All

Rex Rabbit

The Rex rabbit has short, soft fur that points out instead of against their bodies, making this breed super plushy.

Mini Rex Rabbit

The Mini Rex Rabbits is a popular rabbit breed for families looking for a first-time pet for their children.

Mini Lop

The Mini Lop makes an excellent pet for families with children and seniors.

Holland Lop

The Holland Lop is a dwarf rabbit, which means it should weigh about 4 lbs. once fully grown.

Blanc De Bouscat

Lively and affectionate, Blanc De Bouscat rabbits enjoy playing and cuddling with their owners.

Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit

Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbits are the smallest rabbits in the world, and can easily fit in a palm of one's hand.

Meissner Lop

Meissner Lop rabbits are an excellent choice for a pet, as they have great, lively personality and sweet nature.

Swiss Fox Rabbit

The Swiss Fox Rabbit is a rare long-haired breed which makes an excellent family pet.

European Rabbit

The European Rabbit is the ancestor of approximately 80 different breeds of domestic rabbits.

Turtle Breeds View All

Spiny Softshell Turtle

There are several subspecies of the Spiny Softshell Turtle, but one thing that makes all of them interesting is ...

Alabama Map Turtle

The Alabama Map Turtle is a beautiful breed that is protected in Alabama and rare in Georgia.

Florida Box Turtle

The Florida Box Turtle is an attractive breed, but these animals are high-maintenance.

Bog Turtle

The adorable little Bog Turtle is actually one of the smallest of all the turtle breeds on the planet.

Reeve’s Turtle

The Reeve’s Turtle, which is also known as the Chinese Pond Turtle, is a popular breed in the pet world.

Yellow-Footed Tortoise

The Yellow-Footed Tortoise is one of the most popular and beloved tortoise breeds in the pet trade.