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.

Croatian Sheepdog

Though the Croatian Sheepdog was bred for herding, these dogs are also extremely healthy and can be trained for a variety of dog sports.

Doberman Pinscher

In the U.S., these dogs can simply be known as Dobermans, but the Doberman and the Doberman Pinscher are just two names for the same breed.

Havanese

The Havanese is a lapdog, performer, and companion. Friendly, loving and happy, the Havanese loves to play with its owners and other animals.

Plecostomus

The Plecostomus is a type of armored catfish that is found throughout the tropical regions of northeastern South America.

Bruno Jura Hound

Though you may not have heard of him, the Bruno Jura Hound has ancient origins. Developed during the Middle Ages, this breed remains a talented hunter.

West Siberian Laika

The West Siberian Laika, from Russia, is known for retaining traits from their wild ancestors, the wolf, both physical and behavioral.

Spinone Italiano

Bred in Italy as a specialist hunting dog, the Spinone Italiano is intelligent and strong and has almost human-like eyes which lend to its gentle appearance

Manchester Terrier

Feisty and fearless, the Manchester Terrier is a tenacious guy that has no clue that he is a small dog. Playful and fun-loving, this dog loves to play.

Kanni

The Kanni hails from South India where he is also known as the Maiden's Beastmaster. As a sighthound, the Kanni is an intelligent and trainable breed.

Archerfish

Archerfish are one of the most fascinating species of brackish water aquarium fish. They get their names from shooting insects with powerful jets of water.

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.

Black Mouth Cur

If you are looking for a rugged, strongly muscled working dog then look no further than the Black Mouth Cur. These dogs can be trained for a variety of uses

Polish Lowland Sheepdog

The shaggy Polish Lowland Sheepdog (or PON as it's known in the United States) is native to Poland and was bred as a specialist sheep herder.

Spanish Water Dog

The Spanish Water Dog is an intelligent breed that does best when given a job to do but, at the end of the day, they love to spend time with family.

Anatolian Shepherd Dog

The easygoing Anatolian Shepherd Dog loves kids and will spend hours playing with them. It needs a large home with lots of space, and loves to be outside.

Squirrelfish

Squirrelfish are a family of ray-finned saltwater fish. They are characterized by their large eyes and long, sharp dorsal spines.

Sapsali

The Sapsali (known as the Sapsaree), is native Korean dog. This shaggy dog's name means "One that roots out evil spirits," believed to keep away ghosts.

Saltwater Goby Fish

Saltwater Goby Fish are a large family of fish made up of over 2000 distinct species. Most species of saltwater goby fish are extremely small in size.

Lakeland Terrier

The Lakeland Terrier is a lively, feisty little dog that are affectionate, friendly, and confident.This breed fits well into a variety of living situations.

Doxie Pin

The Doxie Pin is a mixed breed dog whose parents are Miniature Pinscher and the Dachshund- you can expect a few of both breed's traits in this designer dog.

Holland Lop

The Holland Lop is a dwarf rabbit, which means it should weigh about 4 lbs. once fully grown. It is recognized in a variety of colors and groups.

Saint Bernard

The Saint Bernard originally made a name for itself as a Swiss rescue dog. A friendly, unassuming breed that is loved by all who cross its path.

Snorkie

The Snorkie (Miniature Schnauzer and Yorkshire Terrier) is an intelligent little dog that thrives on human interaction and is a devoted family pet.

Snappers

Snappers are generally non-aggressive fish that do well in very large saltwater community tanks. Most live in rocky or coral reefs, and come in many colors.

Miniature American Shepherd

If you're looking for a loyal companion or a smart dog that can be trained for various sports, the Miniature American Shepherd is the right choice for you.

Jack Tzu

A small, spunky pooch with a heart of gold- Jack Tzu is a mix between a Shih Tzu and a Jack Russell Terrier. Read on to find out more about these cute dogs!

Briquet Griffon Vendeen

The griffon breed type is known for its coarse, wiry coat and its hunting abilities - this is particularly true for the Briquet Griffon Vendeen.

Tibetan Mastiff

The Tibetan Mastiff truly is a gentle giant. A wonderful watch and guard dog, the Tibetan Mastiff loves his people, making him a fantastic family dog.

Pitbull

Many people believe that the Pitbull is a wonderful family companion while others believe that this hybrid needs to be banned from their communities.

Bergamasco

The Bergamasco Sheepdog looks more like a dreadlocked Rasta. They are generally a peaceful and well-balanced breed of dog.

Peterbald

The Peterbald is a new hairless cat breed that originated in Russia in the 1990s. These cats are renowned for their dog-like loyalty toward their humans.

Danios

Danios are a popular species of freshwater fish in the aquarium hobby. They are characterized by two pairs of long barbells that hang from their mouth.

Mini Labradoodle

The Mini Labradoodle is a mixture of Labrador Retriever, Cocker Spaniel, and Toy or Miniature Poodle. A loyal, obedient dog with a playful, energetic side.

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.

Kooikerhondje

Playful and affectionate, the Kooikerhondje is safe and reliable with children. His love for the water and playing makes him a great companion for kids.

Pumi

A multi-functional dog, the Pumi is often used as a sheepdog, guard and hunting dog. He fits in to a family setting and makes a wonderful companion.

Curly-Coated Retriever

The agile Curly-Coated Retriever (or Curly) is a multiple-purpose dog that is happy running in the fields, retrieving in the water or lounging on the couch.

West Highland White Terrier

Easily recognizable with its white mane and dark eyes, the West Highland White Terrier (Westie) will amaze you with its joyful and devoted personality.

Glass Fish

The glass fish is a fascinating species of aquarium fish. Its most astounding feature is its transparent body which reveals its bones and internal organs.

Giant Schnoodle

The Giant Schnoodle is a hybrid of a Standard Poodle and a Giant Schnauzer. He's a wonderfully loyal and fun family dog who loves to cuddle.

Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise, French for "curly white lap dog," looks similar to the Maltese, but it does have some distinctions that make it a breed in and of itself.

American Water Spaniel

Energetic and sensitive, the American Water Spaniel is a good fit for numerous lifestyles. A water retriever, this dog can be a hunter's best friend.

Greek Harehound

Developed in Southern Greece, the Greek Harehound is a skilled and fearless hunter with boundless energy and excellent stamina.

Irish Water Spaniel

The Irish Water Spaniel is fun-loving and mischievous. He is a formidable hunter, pointer, swimmer and retriever as well as an awesome family companion.

Anglerfish

Anglerfish are a family of predatory fish consisting of over 200 separate species. They are characterized by their rod-like growths called illicium.

Fila Brasileiro

The Fila Brasileiro is also known as the Brazilian Mastiff and, like all Mastiffs, it is a large breed dog. It's known for its tracking and guarding skills.

Beagi

The Beagi is the delightful result of breeding a Beagle with a Corgi. In addition to good looks, these dogs have a wonderful personality.

Singapura

The Singapura is such a charming extrovert, playful in a nondestructive way, and delightfully curious, it's hard to lose patience with him.

Dartfish

Dartfish are a family of small, colorful saltwater fish. They are similar in appearance to gobies and are characterized by their long, eel-like bodies.

Dottyback

Dottyback are a family of small saltwater fish made up of over 100 distinct species. They are hardy, intelligent and vibrantly colored, making them popular

Cavamalt

A mix between Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Maltese, the Cavamalt is friendly, low-maintenance dog. This designer breed is also known as Maltalier.

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.

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.

Chinchilla Cat

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

Chinese Crested

The Chinese Crested dog is considered one of the best companion breeds for lots of reasons - its appearance, general demeanor and ability to perform tricks.

Alaskan Husky

The Alaskan Husky is an intelligent and active breed that thrives as a sled dog or simply when given a job to do. Perfect for dog sports.

Scorpionfish

Scorpionfish are a family of marine fish comprised of over a 100 different species. They are counted among some of the most poisonous animals in the world.

Scottish Terrier

Like many breeds, you'll find that the Scottish Terrier's relatively peaceful personality makes for a perfect pet. The breed is playful and energetic.

German Longhaired Pointer

The German Longhaired Pointer or GLP is a large-breed dog developed in Germany as a multipurpose gundog. These dogs are closely related to other pointers.

Froston

The Froston is a cross between a purebred Boston Terrier and French Bulldog. These dogs are playful, but they are also calm and laid-back.