Breed Research

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.

Czechoslovakian Vlcak

The Czechoslovakian Vlcak or Czech Wolf Dog is a new breed of dog first bred as a military attack dog. It looks more like a wolf than it does a dog.

Cavapom

A mix of Pomeranian and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, the cute and affectionate Cavapom is makes a wonderful family pet or a companion for singles.

Labollie

The Labollie is a hybrid mix of the Labrador Retriever and the Collie. An ideal family pet learns quickly and loves to be included in all family activities.

Flatdoodle

The Flatdoodle is a cross between a purebred Flat Coated Retriever and Poodle. A smart, active, energetic, and affectionate dog that learns quickly.

Spanador

The Spanador is a cross between a purebred Labrador Retriever and the Cocker Spaniel. They're loyal, affectionate, intelligent, and playful.

Pineranian

The friendly, intelligent, and sweet Pineranian combines the best traits of its parental breeds, the fierce Miniature Pinscher and the cute Pomeranian.

Koi

Koi are one of the most popular types of pond fish. Their bodies, which are long and powerful, are very similar to that of the wild carp.

Lake Victoria Cichlids

Lake Victoria cichlids are fairly aggressive fish. These cichlids are some of the most vibrantly colored freshwater fishes in the world.

Schnau-Tzu

The friendly Schnau-Tzu brings together the personalities of the confident little Shih Tzu and the spunky Miniature Schnauzer to make a great family pet.

Jack Russell Terrier

He may be small, but what the Jack Russell Terrier lacks in size, he more than makes up for in energy. Great for agility sports.

Huntaway

Also known as the New Zealand Sheepdog, the Huntaway is a talented herding breed. This breed is friendly and gentle with strangers.

Genetta

The Genetta is a dwarf breed that has been bred to feature short legs and marbled or spotted fur. It's a new feline breed that is still being developed.

Grand Anglo-Français Tricolore

Though he is quite rare outside his homeland, the Grand Anglo-Franais Tricolore is a talented hunting breed that any hunter would be lucky to own.

Bengal

The highly intelligent Bengal forms close and strong bonds with their humans, seeking attention and placing themselves in the middle of all activities.

Hap Cichlids

Hap cichlids exhibit a wide variety of colorations and patterns ranging from solid blue to multicolored combinations of red, orange, and purple.

German Shepherd

The German Shepherd is one of the most renowned breeds of dog there is. These dogs are strong, loyal, and are highly response to training.

Weimapeake

The Weimapeake is a cross between a purebred Chesapeake Bay Retriever and Weimaraner. They make fantastic family pets and prefer being around people.

Scottish Deerhound

Heralded as the "Royal Dog of Scotland", the Scottish Deerhound is elegant, graceful and regal. He is a true gentleman and is a calm and polite dog.

Pom-Coton

The loving, kind nature of these small dogs, as well as their ease of trainability, can be considered the reason why Pom-Coton dogs are so popular.

Moscow Watchdog

The Moscow Watchdog is the epitome of the term "gentle giant". They are descended from breeds including the Saint Bernard and the Caucasian Shepherd Dog.

Kangal Dog

The Kangal Dog is a large and powerful breed, often used in Turkey to guard against predators. Despite its size, the breed is fairly calm and controlled.

Tyrolean Hound

Also known as the Tyroler Bracke, the Tyrolean Hound is known for its scenting skill and ability to withstand rough conditions.

Plott

The Plott is a brave and courageous hunter as well as a loyal family companion. He is a high-energy dog and needs an active family to keep him happy.

Hortaya Borzaya

The Hortaya Borzaya has a familiar look similar to that of a Greyhound. With long legs and lithe body, these dogs are built for speed.

Candoodle

The loyal and loving Candoodle brings together the intelligence of the Poodle and the protective nature of the Canaan dog.

Damselfish

Damselfish are a colorful species of saltwater fish popular in the modern saltwater aquarium hobby. They come from tropical coral reefs around the world.

Coton Tzu

The Coton Tzu is a mix between Coton de Tulear and the Shih Tzu. Read on to find out more about their looks, temperament and care requirements.

Nebelung

The lively and affectionate Nebelung is both intelligent and good natured. Although playful, these are mild mannered cats with a gentle disposition.

Labrottie

The Labrottie is a cross between a purebred Labrador Retriever and Rottweiler. These dogs are known for their affectionate and devoted personality.

Affenpinscher

Shaggy but neat, the Affenpinscher has an endearing facial expression on its flat face, as well as a prominent chin, bushy eyebrows, a mustache and a beard.

Alpine Dachsbracke

The Alpine Dachsbracke has the ability to track game over the roughest terrain, even through the brush, following the trail long after it has gone cold.

Puffer Fish

Puffer fish are a curious species of brackish water fish. They are characterized by their almost box shaped bodies and somewhat comical swimming movements.

Asian Shorthair

The Asian Shorthair is really lovable, affectionate cats, much like the Burmese. They are also known for their love of exploration.

Norwegian Lundehund

The Norwegian Lundehund is an interesting breed. One of the coolest things about this dog is that it has six toes - not dew claws - on each foot.

Whippet

Known as sweet and friendly, the athletic Whippet is recognized for having an expression that actually closely resembles a smile.

Shikoku

The Shikoku has a wild look about him, having a wolf-like coloration complete with pointed ears and a tapered snout. This breed hails from Japan.

Swedish Vallhund

The Swedish Vallhund is energetic and eager to make friends. This breed comes with 3 different types of tail: bobtail, a stub tail or a full curl tail.

Shinese

The Shinese is a loving dog who brings the headstrong nature of the Shih Tzu together with the protective Pekingese for a feisty little family dog.

Labany

The Labany is a sweet, gentle, sociable dog who loves to be included in all family activities. This dog just loves to please his owner/family.

Comfort Retriever

The Comfort Retriever is a fun-loving mixture of the gentle, sensitive Golden Retriever, loyal Cocker Spaniel and playful Poodle.

Braque Francais

Originally bred for hunting, the Braque Francais has easily made the transition to the ideal family pet. This pooch is one of the least dominant dog breeds.

Shorkie

With the attitude of a giant breed dog, the Shorkie has no clue that he is a small guy. Playful and energetic, the Shorkie is great with kids and adults.

Clownfish

Clownfish are the most popular species of fish amongst saltwater aquarium enthusiasts. They are characterized by their beautiful colorations..

Mastador

A mix of Labrador Retriever and Bullmastiff, the Mastador is a great family dog with a tremendously friendly yet protective nature.

Belgian Shepadoodle

The Belgian Shepadoodle brings the intelligence of a Poodle together with the protective nature of the Belgian Shepherd - loving, loyal and smart.

Golden Sheltie

The rare Golden Sheltie is a mix between a Golden Retriever and a Shetland Sheepdog. These designer dogs are intelligent, easy to train, and energetic.

Poodle

A lot of people have fun with their Poodle and enjoy the grooming that its coat requires as just another way to spend quality time with the dog they love.

Burmilla

Burmilla cats are intelligent, figuring things out, such as how to get a door open, and learning tricks. And they also enjoy playing with toys and people.

Dalmador

The Dalmador is a hybrid of the easy-going Labrador Retriever and the feisty Dalmatian. This is a friendly, trusting breed that is loyal to his family.

Keeshond

The Keeshond is a simply wonderful companion for many types of people. He is a fun-loving, sweet fellow that makes a great addition to many households.

Russian Doodle Terrier

The family friendly Russian Doodle Terrier is the offspring of the intelligent Standard Poodle and the protective Black Russian Terrier.

Grande Bleu De Gascogne

The Grande Bleu de Gascogne is a strong and dependable hunting breed. This breed is a pack hound that generally responds well to training.

Guppy

One of the most commonly available species of freshwater aquarium fish, the guppy is a long favorite amongst aquarium enthusiasts worldwide.

Ram Cichlids

Ram Cichlids (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi) are a species of freshwater cichlid that can be found in slow-moving waters throughout the Orinoco River basin.

Tibetan Terrier

The Tibetan Terrier is an intelligent and mischievous dog that will be dedicated to its family. An excellent companion that is happy in most homes.

Boerboel

A strong and impressive dog, the Boerboel is protective and loyal to his family. The Boerboel can be an awesome guard dog as well as a loving companion.

Puginese

The Puginese is a cross between a purebred Pekingese and Pug. They are described as cheerful and playful, as well as social and affectionate.

Muggin

A mix of Pug and Miniature Pinscher, the Muggin is an adorable little furball with an enthusiastic outlook on life and playful nature.

Acara Cichlids

Most acara cichlids are somewhat aggressive and territorial and they have a tendency to eat smaller fish. Acaras come in a wide range of colors.

Kimola

The Kimola is arguably one of the most family-friendly dogs around. They are naturally happy dogs who is easy to train and eager to please.