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.

Schillerstovare

A Swedish breed, the Schillerstovare were developed to exhibit a lively temperament, strong scenting ability, and versatility in the field.

Belgian Laekenois

Bred to herd and protect, the Belgian Laekenois still has these instincts. This dog is not a suitable choice for families with young children or other pets.

Brug

The bold little Brug brings together the fun-loving Pug and the headstrong Brussels Griffon for a great family dog who is devoted to his pet parent.

French Angora Rabbit

The French Angora Rabbit is a docile, sweet rabbit who love to hop around freely, whether indoors or out. They have a long list of coat colors and markings.

Shetland Sheepdog

Thought to be quick learners, willing to please, and obedient, the Shetland Sheepdog can also be somewhat timid and sensitive. Is this dog a fit for you?

Bichpoo

Also known as a Poochon or Bichon Poodle, the Bichpoo is a mix of a Bichon Frise and a Toy (or Miniature) poodle. He has a small but sturdy stature.

Turkish Angora

The Turkish Angora has an outstanding reputation for being not only intelligent but highly adaptable. Playful and loving, these cats do well with children.

Bracco Italiano

Also known as the Italian Pointer, the Bracco Italiano is an athletic gun dog. With their strong muscles and long ears, these dogs are the pride of Italy.

Scottish Straight

The Scottish Straight is one of the feline breeds that make up the Scottish Breed Group, along with the beloved Scottish Fold.

English Lop

The English Lop is popular for two main characteristics: its large, floppy ears and its wonderful personality. This rabbit loves to play and cuddle.

Mauzer

The Mauzer is a cross between a purebred Miniature Schnauzer and Maltese. This dog is energetic, funny, and feisty, as well as joyful and playful.

Beaglier

The Beaglier is a mix of Beagle and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. These adorable pooches crave human attention and will be stuck to your side.

Hungarian Agar

The Hungarian Agar is more commonly known as the Magyar Agar or the Hungarian Greyhound. This breed forms close ties with family.

Spanish Pointer

Also known as the Burgos Pointer, the official name for this breed is Perdiguero de Burgos. The Spanish Pointer breed was developed to "point" game.

Bedlington Terrier

If you saw this dog, you may do a double take. Was that a lamb or a dog? The Bedlington Terrier is most certainly a dog, even if it's unusual looking.

Caravan Hound

The Caravan Hound is a medium-sized breed with a lithe body similar to that of the Greyhound. A sighthound traditionally used for hunting and guarding.

Manx

The playful and intelligent Manx is a devoted family member. These cats are highly interactive and reputed to have a distinct sense of humor.

Perro De Presa Canario

The Perro de Presa Canario was bred for strength and a muscular build. They may look intimidating, but this dog can be calm and obedient with training.

Alaskan Malamute

Considered to be excellent family pets, the Alaskan Malamute is intelligent and clever and will do anything to ensure that its owners are pleased with them.

Aegean Cat

Tracing its originals to Greece, the Aegean cat is a natural feline breed that developed without human intervention, making it a healthy and hardy breed.

Dalmatian

Often associated as the kind of dogs who help firemen and police, the Dalmatian is a notoriously good workers and are known as an assertive, friendly breed.

Azawakh

Boasting loyalty and independence, the Azawakh does well in a family household, as well as a therapy dog in nursing homes and rehabilitation centers.

Nebelung

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

Harrier

Often mistaken for an oversized Beagle or an undersized Foxhound, the Harrier's regal stature and expressive eyes set him apart from the rest of the hounds.

Bernese Mountain Dog

When you think of a dog with a classic, tri-colored coat appearance, there's a good chance you've met a the Bernese Mountain Dog.

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.

Eskland

The Eskland is a cross between an American Eskimo and Shetland Sheepdog. They are energetic pooches who always look like they have a smile on their face.

English Toy Spaniel

A true lapdog, the English Toy Spaniel is dedicated to becoming the world's best couch potato. They love being spoiled and living in the lap of luxury.

Weimardoodle

The adorable Weimardoodle is known for being loving and smart. Known for being loving and smart, this dog makes a wonderful family pet.

American Fuzzy Lop

The American Fuzzy Lop is sweet, energetic rabbit that is known to be great for show, fur and pet purposes. It's wool coat can be spun into yarn

Karelian Bobtail

The Karelian Bobtail is a rare, beautiful, and unique feline breed. These cats are extremely friendly and they enjoy the company of people and other pets.

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.

Flandoodle

The Flandoodle is a cross between a purebred Bouvier des Flandres and Poodle. They are loving, gentle, and extremely faithful and protective.

Cimarron Uruguayo

With a name like Cimarron Uruguayo, you shouldn't be surprised to learn that these dogs hail from Uruguay. These dogs are large and muscular with a short brindle coat.

Samoyed

The Samoyed has all the qualities you'd expect in this type of dog. It is alert, strong, happy, trusting, loyal, hardworking, gentle, and playful.

Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever is among the most popular dog breeds out there today. This breed is loyal, easy to get along with, and easy to train.

Bo Shih

The perky little Bo Shih brings together the feisty spirit of the Shih Tzu and the often-stubborn personality of the Boston Terrier.

Yorkillon

The combination of the delicate Papillon and the spunky Yorkshire Terrier results in this unique designer dog. The Yorkillon is sweet, cute, and friendly.

Parson Russell Terrier

It may be similar to the Jack Russell Terrier, but the Parson Russell Terrier is a breed all its own.It was distinguished as its own breed in 2003.

Chow Chow

The Chow Chow makes for a good domestic dog with a laid-back personality. What makes the Chow Chow such an interesting and unique breed?

Maine Coon

The Maine Coon is attentive enough to be almost intrusive at times. They like to a part of anything that's going on, and enjoy playing in water.

Toxirn

The confident little Toxirn brings the sassy but devoted nature of the Chihuahua together with the spirited, playful personality of the Cairn Terrier.

Sammypoo

The spirited Sammypoo brings the smarts and playful nature of the Poodle together with the loyal and often wilful personality of the Samoyed.

Welsh Terrier

With personality plus, the Welsh Terrier is an outgoing and playful dog. This breed will keep his family entertained and in stitches for hours.

Peekapoo

Whether he's on your lap or chasing squirrels, the affectionate Peekapoo is a delightful designer dog that's suitable for a wide range of households.

Gollie

Gollie pups bring together the best of both worlds: the sweet, playful disposition of Golden Retriever with the Collie's intelligence and obedient nature.

American Foxhound

An active breed, the American Foxhound loves the outdoors and is up for lots of exercise.This dog needs plenty of space to run around.

Patterpoo

The Patterpoo is a hybrid of a Patterdale Terrier and a Miniature Poodle. This dog is affectionate and loves to snuggle up with his family in the evening.

Havashu

The spirited Havashu brings together the people-loving personality of the Havanese and the feisty nature of the Shih Tzu.

Great Pyrenees

Sporting a thick, weather resistant white coat, the Great Pyrenees is a gentle giant. Quiet and tolerant, it is a wonderful playmate for kids of all ages.

Chipaniel

Chipaniel combines the quirky and goofy nature of the tiny Chihuahua, with the charming looks and the affectionate character of the Cocker Spaniel.

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.

Pug

Some people think that the Pug is related to the Bulldog, and given the physical similarities between the two, it's hard to debate that.

Utonagan

The Utonagan breed was specifically developed to look like a wolf. Despite their wild appearance, Utonagan dogs make wonderful companions and family pets.

Standard Schnauzer

We're sure that you'll find plenty to enjoy about the active, sporty Standard Schnauzer that is also known to be obedient, loyal, athletic, and watchful.

South Russian Ovtcharka

Though they may look cute and cuddly, the South Russian Ovtcharka is actually protective and it will stop at nothing to defend its families.

Russian Harlequin Hound

The Russian Harlequin Hound has excellent hunting skills and also makes a pleasant family pet. This scenthound as a friendly and good-natured breed.

Knifefish

Knifefish are a fascinating species of freshwater fish belonging to the eel family. They are characterized by their long, tapered bodies and anal fins.

Bolo Tzu

The affectionate Bolo Tzu is the result of crossing the loving and spirited little Shih Tzu with the quintessential lapdog; the Bolognese.

American Mastiff

The American Mastiff is a calm and steady breed you're sure to love. A cross between the English Mastiff and the Anatolian Mastiff.