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.

Flat-Coated Retriever

A wonderful family companion, the Flat-Coated Retriever (known as Flatties) is cheerful, optimistic and good-humored - a true Retriever in every sense.

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.

Stabyhoun

The Stabyhoun is a medium-sized dog with a long black-and-white coat. This typle of dog is one of the top five rarest breeds in the world (as of 2013).

Field Spaniel

The Field Spaniel (Fieldie) is affectionate, loving and playful. His gentleness, patience and energy level make him a reliable playmate for kids of all ages

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.

Belgian Shepadoodle

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

Chusky

The Chusky (a cross between a Chow Chow and a Siberian Husky, and also referred to as the Chowski) is a giant fluffball of love... and protection.

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.

Beauceroodle

The Beauceroodle is a high-energy combination of the hypoallergenic, family friendly Standard Poodle and the loyal and loving Beauceron.

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.

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.

Papastzu

A designer breed, the laid-back Papastzu brings together the bossy Papillon and the confident Shih Tzu for a fun family dog.

Belgian Sheepdog

Elegant, sporting a lovely basic black coat, the Belgian Sheepdog is graceful and versatile. He is happiest when he has specific duties to perform.

French Lop

The French Lop is a large breed of rabbit that makes for a wonderful pet, due to their calm, docile temperament. This rabbit will stick to its human's side.

Golden Shepherd

The devoted Golden Shepherd brings the gentle nature of the Golden Retriever and the loyalty of the German Shepherd Dog together for a great family pet.

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.

Pom-Shi

Pom-Shi or a Shipom is an unsual designer dog: these canines are a cross between the fluffy Pomeranian and the independent Shiba Inu.

American English Coonhound

A true Southern U.S. dog, the American English Coonhound loves to hunt. Loud-voiced and hard-working, this dog is one of six official Coonhound breeds.

Poodle

A lot of people have fun with their Poodle and enjoy the grooming that its coat requires as just another way to spend quality time with the dog they love.

Russian Doodle Terrier

The family friendly Russian Doodle Terrier is the offspring of the intelligent Standard Poodle and the protective Black Russian Terrier.

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.

Mastiff

Look up Mastiff online and you'll be greeted with a plethora of options. The Mastiff is such a varied and multifaceted division in the world of dog breeds.

Singapura

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

Cão Da Serra De Aires

The Co da Serra de Aires is also known as the Portuguese Sheepdog. These breed bonds closely with family and they are always eager to please.

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.

Goldfish

Goldfish are one of the first species of fish to be domesticated and are also one of the most commonly kept aquarium pets. Peaceful and hardy fish breed.

Sarplaninac

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

Scat

Also known as argus fish and spotted scats, scats are one of the most popular species of brackish water aquarium fish. They have square shaped bodies.

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.

German Spitz Klein

Known as both the Miniature Spitz and the German Spitz Klein, this breed is bright and friendly by nature. It is a friendly and active little breed.

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.

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.

Domestic Medium Hair

Domestic Medium Hair cats are referred to as mutts because they are mixed breed felines that can have the looks and characteristics of different breeds.

Lionhead Rabbit

The Lionhead rabbit has a wool mane circling around their head much like a lion's mane, hence its name. They are energetic, affectionate and love to play.

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.

Miniature Schnauzer

The Miniature Schnauzer is a loyal, fun dog that makes an excellent city dog but will work well even if you've got plenty of space for them.

Golden Pyrenees

A wonderful family dog, the Golden Pyrenees, also referred to as the Great Pytreiver, is a mix between a Golden Retriever and Great Pyrenees.

Yorkshire Terrier

Originating in England as rat and small vermin hunters, the cuddly Yorkshire Terrier has become a go-to lap dog. A feisty breed, the Yorkie loves attention.

Domestic Longhair

A mix of several breeds and considered one of the most popular cats in the United States, the Domestic Longhair is also one of the most common house cats.

Polish Greyhound

The Polish Greyhound is a member of the sighthound group; it's easy to see from his long legs and lithe body. Also known as Polish Sighthound.

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.

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.

Pom Terrier

The lively and extroverted Pom Terrier is a mix between the feisty Pomeranian and the spirited Toy Fox Terrier, loved for its personality and small stature.

Triggerfish

Triggerfish are a fish comprised of roughly 40 distinct species. They are characterized by their laterally compressed bodies and comparatively large heads.

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.

Chi-Chi

The Chi-Chi brings the sassy Chihuahua personality together with the distinctive looking Chinese Crested. A bold little dog with a playful personality.

Crested Malt

The Crested Malt was developed by crossing the sweet Maltese with the friendly Chinese Crested- and it can inherit the parents' hypoallergenic qualities.

Bambino

The Bambino is one of several dwarf feline breeds that are also known as miniature cats. They are known for being mischievous, outgoing, and rambunctious.

Treeing Tennessee Brindle

If you are looking for an intelligent dog with a unique appearance and advanced hunting skills, the Treeing Tennessee Brindle may be the right dog for you.

French Pomerbull

Small, sweet, and sassy, the French Pomberbull really takes the prize as being one of the most adorable hybrid breeds around.

Bergamasco

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

Mandarinfish

Sometimes referred to as dragonets or mandarinfish, mandarins are small, brightly colored saltwater fish belonging to the Synchiropus genus.

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.

Cattle Doodle

The Cattle Doodle combines the playful Poodle with the spirited Australian Cattle Dog. A loyal, protective dog who makes a great watchdog.

Shiranian

The Shiranian is a small breed "designer dog", as it is a mix of pure bred Shih Tzu and Pomeranian. A companion dog in the truest sense of the term.

Weimapeake

The Weimapeake is a cross between a purebred Chesapeake Bay Retriever and Weimaraner. They make fantastic family pets and prefer being around people.

Airedale Terrier

Of all the terriers, there may be none that so embody what we imagine this type of dog to be than an Airedale Terrier. They are known as quick learners.

Gobies

Gobies are one of the largest families of fish comprised of over 2000 separate species. Most species rarely grow more than a couple of inches in length.

Sheepadoodle

The beautiful Sheepadoodle is a fun-loving cross between a Standard Poodle and Old English Sheepdog that brings the best traits of both dogs to the mix.

Kuvasz

The Kuvasz is truly a family dog as he will dedicate himself to loving and protecting his family for life. As loyal and better friend would be hard to find.