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.

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.

Irish Setter

The Irish Setter is a noble, friendly dog that can make not only versatile athletes, but comfortable companions on a daily basis.

Scotch Collie

The Scotch Collie is more commonly known as the Rough Collie or Smooth Collie. This breed also makes a wonderful family pet.

Coton De Tulear

Sweet-natured and sporting a cottony-soft coat, the Coton de Tulear is a delightful companion that will happily become your shadow.

West Siberian Laika

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

English Cocker Spaniel

The English Cocker Spaniel makes a great house pet. This breed is hardy and sturdy, and you'll soon find that it's happiest when it is by your side.

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.

Chinook

The Chinook has an even temperament and is gentle and loving. Because they are mellow and patient, they are great with children as well as disabled people.

Pomimo

The Pomimo is a cross between a purebred Pomeranian and American Eskimo. They're wonderful first-time pets for families who have children.

Thai Cat

The Thai Cat is intelligent, clever, and talkative, often telling their owners how they feel. This cat breed can be quite demanding for your attention.

English Toy Terrier

The English Toy Terrier is a wonderful dog breed - it is smart and energetic while being loyal and affectionate with its owners.

Weimardoodle

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

Bouvier Des Flandres

Bouvier des Flandres Basics Always an adventurer, the Bouvier des Flandres has rugged good looks and is generally ready and raring to do almost anything. His…

Central Asian Shepherd Dog

The Central Asian Shepherd Dog is a large and powerfully built dog. Its legs are well-boned and muscular. Its back is broad and powerful, and head large.

Golden Saint

Meet Golden Saint, a designer dog that brings together two well-loved purebreds together, the Golden Retriever and Saint Bernard.

Pitsky

The Pitsky is a handsome, muscular cross between an American Pitbull Terrier and a Siberian or Alaskan Husky. They do best in high energy households.

Engatzu Spaniel

Engatzu Spaniel is a hybrid breed, with two purebred parents: English Toy Spaniel and Shih Tzu. Read on to find out more about these rare designer dogs!

Bocker

Despite being sweet and easy going, training a Bocker (a mix of Beagle and Cocker Spaniel) may be a challenge as they like to do things their own way.

LaPerm

Elegant and athletic, the active LaPerm is also an excellent lap cat with an affectionate, gregarious, and inquisitive nature. They make superb family pets.

Irish Doodle

The Irish Doodle is a super cute, friendly, and light-hearted medium-sized crossbreed. This designer dog is a mix of Irish Setter and Poodle.

French Bull Tzu

This designer dog is a mix between a French Bulldog and a Shih Tzu. A combo of his parents, French Bull Tzu essentially looks like a fluffy Frenchie!

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a unique breed of toy dog that has already been popular in such dog-loving countries as the United Kingdom.

Platies

Platies are fairly small fish, growing no more than 3 inches long, and they are very peaceful and non-aggressive. These fish are usually drab in color.

Sarplaninac

Sporting a fluffy coat, the Sarplaninac is a livestock-guarding breed that was developed in the mountainous regions of Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo.

Carkie

The Carkie is a designer dog breed developed by crossing a Cairn Terrier with a Yorkshire Terrier. This mix has a lot of spunk, spirit and a huge heart.

Silkese

The Silkese was developed by crossbreeding two toy dog breeds, the Maltese and a Silky Terrier. This designer dog is ideally suited to seniors and singles.

Borzoi

Popular due to its beauty and temperament, the Borzoi fits into a variety of different households. Quiet and calm, the Borzoi is reserved with strangers.

La Pom

One of the recent designer dog breeds,the La Pom was developed by crossing the devoted and feisty Pomeranian with the loving Lhasa Apso.

Devonshire Rex

The Devonshire Rex is one of the most fun-loving of all cats. Loyal and devoted to its humans, you are owned by the Devon, not the other way around.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

A great Chesapeake Bay Retriever will be just what you've been looking for in a dog. American heritage and breeding keeps this breed simple and domestic.

Smålandsstövare

Also known as the Smaland Hound, the Smlandsstvare is a Swedish scenthound and hunting dog, and the smallest of the Swedish hounds.

Pootalian

The Pootalian is a cross between a purebred Poodle and Italian Greyhound. They are known for their intelligence, alertness, and loyal personality.

Griffon Vauve De Bretagne

Primarily kept as a hunting dog, the medium-sized Griffon Fauve de Bretagne is actually one of three Brittany hound breeds.

Australian Terrier

Fond of children, the elderly, and the handicapped, the adventurous and loveable Australian Terrier makes the ideal companion for a variety of households.

Daniff

The Daniff is a cross between a purebred Great Dane and Mastiff. This breed is known for its caring, gentle, and protective nature.

Shar Tzu

The easy-going Shar Tzu brings together the quiet, willful Chinese Shar-Pei and the fun, spunky Shih Tzu for a great companion dog.

Poolky

The vocal little Poolky brings the playful smarts of the Miniature Poodle together with the spirited nature of the Silky Terrier for a fun family dog.

Boglen Terrier

The Boglen Terrier is a cross between a purebred Beagle and Boston Terrier. They are intelligent, gentle, and tolerant dogs that are loyal and faithful.

Malti Pin

The Malti Pin was developed by crossing the affectionate Maltese and the feisty Miniature Pinscher. This toy dog is ideal pet for seniors and singles.

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.

Golden Chow Box

The Golden Chow Box brings together the playful, animated Boxer gentle, sweet-natured Golden Retriever and the loyal, protective Chow.

Boston Huahua

The Boston Huahua brings the sweet disposition of the Boston Terrier together with the inquisitive nature of the Chihuahua.

Batfish

Batfish are a family of marine fish, similar in appearance but unrelated to the angelfish. Juveniles are characterized by their bat-like side profile.

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.

American Staffordshire Terrier

Despite its tough look, the American Staffordshire Terrier is affectionate and loving. A wonderful guard dog, this breed might be a fit for your home.

Rattle Dog

The Rattle Dog is a cute combo of the clever Poodle and the stubborn American Rat Terrier. An intelligent, loving little dog that's great with kids.

Freshwater Gobies

Freshwater gobies are generally peaceful community fish that can be kept with other community species. They belong to the family Gobiidae group of Goby.

European Shorthair

Today, the sleek and stocky European Shorthair may be the most common feline in Europe, and it may also be the oldest feline breed in continental Europe.

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.

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.

Saltwater Sharks

Saltwater sharks are some of the most majestic and most dangerous species kept in the aquarium hobby. They are only recommended for advanced hobbyists.

German Sheppweiler

The loving German Sheppweiler brings the smarts of the German Shepherd Dog together with the calm, confident nature of the Rottweiler.

Cavachon

If you can't make up your mind between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Bichon Frise, the Cavachon may be just the dog you are looking for.

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!

Eng-A-Poo

The Eng-A-Poo is a cross between a purebred English Toy Spaniel and Poodle. They are loyal and loving dogs that are playful and a pleasure to be around.

Xoloitzcuintli

The Xoloitzcuintli (pronounced "show-low-eats-queen-tlee") or Xolo, turns heads with his unusual looks and earns fans with his attentive personality.

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.

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.

Stichelhaar

With his brown coloring, his wiry coat, and facial furnishings, the German Stichelhaar is similar in appearance to other pointers.

Tenterfield Terrier

The Tenterfield Terrier was developed in Australia and it is just as popular for its ability to hunt small prey as for its aptitude as a family companion.