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.

Kromfohrlander

A friendly and fun-loving breed, the Kromfohrlander is loyal, affectionate and can adapt to a variety of households. And, he'll sneeze to greet you!

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.

Oriental

The Oriental is one of the most people-oriented of all cat breeds. They don't just want to share their lives with you, they need to.

Himalayan

Although playful and active, the Himalayan likes lap time. These are people oriented cats who offer their "help" regardless of what their humans are doing.

Basset Hound

The Basset Hound is a smooth, short-coated dog, with a long, heavy body and wrinkly, short legs. It is easy-going and gets along with children and pets.

Corgipoo

The Corgipoo is a mix between a corgi and a poodle, and is sure to melt your heart. This hypoallergenic hybrid is one of the tricksters in the dog world.

East Siberian Laika

The East Siberian Laika is a Russian-type dog that retains many of the traits it inherited from its wild ancestor, the wolf.

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.

Pug Tzu

The small in stature Pug Tzu has a great big personality thanks to the mix of the confident Shih Tzu and the animated Pug.

Bavarian Mountain Hound

A breed of scent hound, the Bavarian Mountain Hound hails from Germany where he was developed to trail wounded game during the hunt.

Ewokian

The Ewokian is a designer dog breed developed by crossing two toy dogs, the Havanese and the Pomeranian. Their teddy-bear look charms everybody!

Tiffanie

The Tiffanie is an active breed with a curious frame of mind, but gentle and affectionate. They don't get along with other cats and are given to jealousy.

Drever

The Drever is a talented hunting dog known for his keen nose and strong work ethic. Even though this dog is known for hunting, he's amenable to family life.

Scotch Collie

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

American Eskimo Dog

Compactly built and well balanced, you'll find the American Eskimo Dog to be alert and friendly. Tt comes in three sizes: toy, miniature and standard.

Flagfish

Flagfish are a small fish that are semi-aggressive in nature. These fish may not do well if multiple males of the same species are kept together.

Schwyz Hound

Also known as the Schweizer Laufhund, the Schwyz hound is one of three Swiss hounds. This is a small hound used for hunting hare, fox, and roe deer.

Papi-Poo

The Papi-Poo is a cross between a purebred Papillon and Poodle.This little dogs is devoted, loving, smart, and even a little mischievous.

Bea Tzu

The pint-sized Bea Tzu brings together the feisty personality of the Shih Tzu and the good-nature characteristics of the Beagle.

Lykoi

The Lykoi cat breed is also known Werewolf cat - this is due to its werewolf-like appearance. It is the only cat that has a roan coat pattern.

Toy Fox Terrier

A combination of a toy and a terrier breed, the Toy Fox Terrier can be a bit like the Napoleon of the dog world: small in stature, but full of confidence.

Goldendoodle

Fun-loving and playful, the Goldendoodle is a mix of Golden Retriever and Poodle. Highly trainable, Goldendoodles are great for first-time pet owners.

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.

Scoodle

The Scoodle is a cross between a purebred Poodle and Scottish Terrier. This is a breed that is known for its energy and playfulness,

Poshie

The fun-loving Poshie brings the outgoing personality of the Pomeranian together with the playful nature of the Shetland Sheepdog.

Magyar Agar

The Magyar Agar is more commonly known as the Hungarian Agar or the Hungarian Greyhound. This breed is affectionate and docile in the home.

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.

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.

Beacol

The Beacol is a cross between a purebred Beagle and Bearded Collie. They make wonderful family pets, and are affectionate and playful.

Goatfish

Saltwater Goatfish are members of the family Mullidae. These fish have the ability to change color quickly to blend in with their surroundings.

Doxiemo

The Doxiemo was was created by crossing the fluffy American Eskimo Dog with the charming Dachshund. Read on to learn more about this adorable designer dog!

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.

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.

Basset Bleu De Gascogne

Also known as the Blue Gascony Basset, the Basset Bleu de Gascogne is a hound-type breed known for its short legs and spotted body.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a distinctive breed, thanks to the poof ball on the top of his head. The Dandie is ideal for both urban and country living.

Sea Bream

Referred to as breams, sea bream are a group of saltwater fish belonging to the Sparidae family. Most are found in tropical to temperate marine waters.

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.

Italian Greyhound

The Italian Greyhound is gentle, reserved, sensitive, and are often timid with strangers. A devoted and loyal companion, it is wonderful with children.

Transylvanian Hound

The Transylvanian Hound is an old Hungarian breed known not only for his hunting skills but for his friendly personality and success as a family pet.

Saarloos Wolfhound

The Saarloos Wolfhound is unique in that it exhibits more natural wolf-like behaviors, as it was developed from crossing a German Shepherd with a wolf.

Clumber Spaniel

The largest of all spaniels, the Clumber Spaniel is a dog fit for a king. Much of the breed's early history centers around French and British nobility.

Rottweiler

Rottweilers can make loyal and trustworthy pets that are worthy of the distinction of "guard dog." But what makes Rottweiler tick?

Dalmadoodle

Mixing the looks and personality traits of the Dalmatian and the Poodle, the Dalmadoodle is an intelligent, loyal, and wonderful companion.

Greenland Dog

The Greenland Dog is a hard-working sled dog that also does well in a family environment. This Spitz-type breed has a thick double coat for cold weather.

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?

Filefish

Filefish are a curious species of saltwater fish. They are characterized by their rhomboid shaped bodies, thick, sandpaper-like skin and small, fleshy fins.

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.

Bergamasco

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

Wire Fox Terrier

A hunting and tracking dog by nature, the Wire Fox Terrier has got agility and energy to spare. An alert, playful, independent and affectionate breed.

Muggin

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

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.

Poogle

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

Eurasier

The Eurasier is a fairly new breed, having only originated in Germany as recently as 1960. It is an intelligent, highly trainable and calm breed.

Golden Mountain Dog

The Golden Mountain Dog is a cross between a purebred Golden Retriever and Bernese Mountain Dog. A loving, affectionate breed.

Surgeonfish

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

Braque D’Auvergne

The Braque dAuvergne is a pointing breed and a versatile gundog that also makes a great family pet. This working breed needs plenty of daily exercise.

Highlander

The Highlander resembles a wildcat, making it a truly unique looking breed. Even though they may look wild, they are actually wonderful, gentle pets.

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.

Corydoras Catfish

Also known as cories or cory catfish, Corydoras catfish are bottom feeders and generally docile fish that do well in a community setting.