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.

Pomillon

The friendly little Pomillon blends the super social nature of the Papillon with the exuberance of the Pomeranian. A gentle, eager-to-please pooch.

Miniature Bull Terrier

The Miniature Bull Terrier is an exact version of the traditional Bull Terrier, except it is downsized. A fun-loving clown is as playful as he is tough.

Otterhound

Gentle natured and amiable, the Otterhound is a delightful breed of dog that practically any dog lover can easily fall in love with. A hardworking breed.

Saint Berdoodle

A designer dog breed, the Saint Berdoodle does well with other dogs and family pets and his social nature means he loves to be the center of attention.

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.

American Hairless Terrier

Although a new breed, the American Hairless Terrier has gathered quite a fan club in its few decades of existence. It is an intelligent working breed.

Old English Sheepdog

Old English Sheepdog is durable, loving companion. It is considered a "happy" breed that is able to make the best of new or unusual situations.

Griffonshire

Sassy, smart, and sweet, the Griffonshire is a popular designer dog breed. Find out more about this cute Yorkshire Terrier and Brussels Griffon mix!

Can De Palleiro

The name Can de Palleiro translates literally to "haystack dog" and this breed is extremely rare. This dog is known for his protective instincts.

Surgeonfish

The species known as surgeonfish belong to the Acanthuridae family. Surgeonfish vary greatly in size from one species to another.

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.

Jackaranian

Jackaranian designer dog is a mix of Pomeranian and Jack Russell Terrier. You might also know these dogs as Jack-A-Ranian, Pom Jack, Pom-a-Jack or Jack Pom.

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.

Poogle

The Poogle is a hybrid breed that is increasing in popularity. These little dogs are known for their loving temperaments and affectionate personalities.

Cao De Castro Laboreiro

A large and impressive livestock herding breed, the Cao de Castro Laboreiro is fairly rare outside his home country of Portugal.

Lake Tanganyika Cichlids

There are more than 250 species of Lake Tanganyika cichlids that have been identified, in a wide variety of colors and patterns.

Anglo-Francais De Petite Venerie

It's easy to tell that the Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie is a French hound. Its medium size, tricolor coat, and muscular build are all familiar sights.

Giant Spitz

The Giant Spitz lives up to its name with his classic, spitz-like characteristics and his large size. These dogs were traditionally used for guarding.

Siberian

A Siberian cat is a charming and personable presence in the household. They like to be near their people, and do quite well with other animals and kids.

Ratshire Terrier

To develop the Ratshire Terrier, breeders cross a Yorkie with a Rat Terrier- a combination that might seem unusual but results in adorable small dogs.

Pushon

The bold little Pushon is a playful combination of the happy, friendly Pug and the gentle, sensitive Bichon Frise for a wonderful lapdog.

Saltwater Eels

Saltwater eels are one of the most fascinating and demanding species of fish kept by aquarists. They are characterized by their long, snake like bodies.

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.

Boston Terrier

The Boston Terrier is as famous a breed as any and is popular enough to be the pet in a number of families' homes all across America.

Jackshund

The Jackshund (Jackweenie) is a designer dog created by crossing the Jack Russell Terrier with a Dachshund. This is an energetic dog with a sweet nature.

Burmese

The Burmese is a highly affectionate and charming cat that seems to convey an endearing quality of innocence. They bond deeply with their humans.

Komondor

The Komondor is a sneaky flock-guarding dog. With his long, heavily-matted white coat, this dog blends right in with the sheep. He's also a loving companion

Shiloh Shepherd

The Shiloh Shepherd is a cross between a purebred German Shepherd and Alaskan Malamute. These dogs are protective, loyal, and loving.

Anatolian Cat

The Anatolian cat is very loving and affectionate towards their human companions. Despite their large size, they are gentle, especially around children.

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.

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.

Lucernese Hound

Bred to hunt a wide variety of game including hare, fox, and deer, the Lucernese Hound is happiest when he is out in the field doing his work.

Taigan Dog

The Taigan Dog is a type of sighthound that can achieve speeds up to 60 km/h. It is an intelligent, gentle and even-tempered breed.

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

Malti-Pug

The big personality of the Malti-Pug is a blend of the playful Maltese and the super alert Pug. A cute little dog with the big personality.

German Sheprador

The German Sheprador is a mix of Labrador Retriever and German Shepherd. This dog's even-tempered personality makes him a great fit with families.

Wirehaired Vizsla

The Wirehaired Vizsla is known for its energy, stamina, and its reddish coloration, and was developed in Hungary for its pointing and retrieving skills.

Black Russian Terrier

The Black Russian Terrier is a low-maintenance and hard working dog. They have extremely strong protective instincts and are devoted to their owners.

Schipper-Poo

The mischievous little Schipper-Poo is a playful combination of the loving, intelligent Poodle and the loyal, energetic Schipperke.

Labradinger

The eager-to-please Labradinger is a cheerful blend of two working breed dogs; the friendly Labrador Retriever and the energetic English Springer Spaniel.

Ori-Pei

The Ori-Pei is a laid-back pooch who can be quite the trickster with their favorite humans. Also known as the Pugpei, Sharpug or Pug-a-Pei.

Scottish Fold

The Scottish Fold is a hardy cat, doing justice to the breed's working class origins. They have very small, soft voices and in general "speak" only rarely.

French Boodle

The French Boodle brings the playful Poodle together with the friendly French Bulldog, making him a great family pet who loves kids and other animals.

Miniature Aussiedoodle

The adorable Miniature Aussiedoodle combines the hypo-allergenic Miniature Poodle with the play Miniature Australian Shepherd.

Belgian Shepadoodle

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

Pomanauze

The charming Pomanauze or Schnauzeranian was created by crossing the spirited Pomeranian with friendly and fun Miniature Schnauzer.

White Shepherd

The White Shepherd was developed from German Shepherds with the recessive gene for a white coat. It is a unique, attractive breed and highly intelligent dog

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

A compact, hardy, medium-sized dog, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is lively, confident, curious, playful, congenial, and gentle.

Gato

The Gato is an exotic cat breed that has a combination of traits from a few different felines, including the Siamese, the Himalayan, and the Egyptian Mau.

Pixie Bob

The Pixie Bob is an active, social cat with a bold and playful spirit. They like to be in multi-animal households, and express themselves vocally.

Beauceron

A large, athletic, working dog, the Beauceron is a wonderful pooch to bring home. This dog is known for being easily trained, faithful, gentle and obedient.

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.

Skookum Cat

Thanks to its short stature, endearing personality, and curly fur, the Skookum cat is playfully referred to as the Shirley Temple of the feline world.

Corgi Inu

Foxy, cute, and with a unique character, Corgi Inu will disarm you with their charm. This designer dog breed is a result of crossbreeding a Shiba Inu with a Welsh Corgi, either Pembroke or Cardigan variety.

Huntaway

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

Mastador

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

Alusky

The Alusky is a cross between a purebred Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute. These dogs are charming, loyal, loving, outgoing, and playful.

Affenpoo

The Affenpoo is a cross between a purebred Affenpinscher and Poodle. They are social dogs that do not like being alone for long periods of time.

Barbs

Barbs are a large family of freshwater fish that are a popular choice in the aquarium hobby. Different species of barbs come in a dazzling array of colors.

Mal-Shi

A popular designer dog, the Mal-Shi is an adorable little dog that is ideal for a variety of lifestyles. This hybrid dog is easy-to-train and a delight.