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.

Abyssinian

Although the Abyssinian is not a lap cat, it is affectionate and intelligent, requiring lots of interaction. The Aby is one of the oldest breeds.

Comfort Retriever

The Comfort Retriever is a fun-loving mixture of the gentle, sensitive Golden Retriever, loyal Cocker Spaniel and playful Poodle.

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.

Afador

A blend of Afghan Hound and Labrador Retriever, the Afador is a perfect pet for families with older children and those with experience as dog owners.

Peekapoo

Whether he's on your lap or chasing squirrels, the affectionate Peekapoo is a delightful designer dog that's suitable for a wide range of households.

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.

Loaches

Loaches are a large family of highly intelligent freshwater fish. There are over 200 different species and they are characterized by their eel-like bodies.

Golden Newfie

The great big Golden Newfie brings together the sweet-natured Golden Retriever and the eager-to-please Newfoundland for a wonderful family dog.

Affenpug

The bold, fun-loving little Affenpug dog brings together the charm of the Pug and the willful nature of the Affenpinscher.

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.

West Highland Doxie

The adorable West Highland Doxie has two purebred parents; the Dachshund and the West Highland White Terrier. Read on to find out about this designer dog!

Poshie

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

Bloodhound

The Bloodhound has a personality that is among the best in the world of dogs and makes for a loyal house pet, a friendly companion, and a great friend.

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.

Zuchon

No, that's not a teddy bear - it's a Zuchon! A designer dog breed, the Zuchon is a mix of Shih Tzu and Bichon Frise. A wonderful addition to your family!

Barbet

The Barbet is a medium-sized breed of French water dog, known for its dense curly coat. A generally friendly and fun-loving breed, a great family pet.

Schapendoes

The Schapendoes has a friendly temperament but it is known for its herding abilities as well as its talent for dog sports. Loves to learn and play.

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.

Koolie

The Koolie played a role in the development of the Australian Cattle Dog. An intelligent and hard-working breed that generally responds well to training.

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.

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.

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.

Lowchen

Many believe that the Lowchen is the perfect breed of dog. He is extremely friendly, loves everyone, is reliable with kids and boasts a playful nature.

Chorgi

From their distinct short-legged body and fluffy coat to their territoriality and independence, Chorgis are quite distinct in the world of hybrid dog breeds – and will need experienced owners.

Smålandsstövare

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

Exotic Shorthair

The quiet and docile Exotic Shorthair adapts easily to any environment, getting along well with dogs and children. They are inquisitive and outgoing.

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.

Biewer Terrier

Small and adorable, the Biewer Terrier was bred from Yorkshire Terriers so it shares many of the same lovable characteristics of this popular breed.

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…

Chinese Li Hua

The Chinese Li Hua is considered one of the earliest domestic cat breeds.These cats are easygoing, affectionate, agile, playful, and intelligent.

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.

Armenian Gampr

The Armenian Gampr is a big dog with a unique name - it is also unique in that it is a landrace breed. This gentle giant is inherently gentle with children.

Florida White Rabbit

The Florida White rabbit is a wonderful pet for practically any stage of a person's life.They are docile, laid-back animals who like to take it easy.

Turkish Van

Curious and intelligent by nature, the Turkish Van is an adventurous and entertaining companion. Unlike many cats, they love water, and will even swim.

Silky Cocker

The Silky Cocker is a designer dog breed that was developed by crossing the Maltese with a Cocker Spaniel. Find out more about their traits and care!

Golden Sammy

It's hard not to be enamored with the fluffy Golden Sammy, the Golden Retriever and Samoyed mix with a big heart and perfect personality.

Beagle

The Beagle's unique identity is thanks to its easy-going and easy-to-get-along-with nature.For many people, a Beagle is a perfect addition to the home.

Pomston

Pomston dogs are loved for their friendly, easy-going character and loyal nature, and they make perfect companions for families, seniors, and singles.

Austrian Black and Tan Hound

Known for his keen sense of smell, strong work ethic and his agreeable temperament, the Austrian Black and Tan Hound is a hunter's dream.

Bordoodle

The Bordoodle is a cross between a purebred Border Collie and Poodle. These canines are affectionate, intelligent, and protective - a great family dog.

Cairmal

The Cairmal is a lively little dog brings the fun-loving characteristics of the Maltese together with the plucky personality of the Cairn Terrier.

German Pinscher

The German Pinscher comes from a long line of German breeds and it was used in the development of the Doberman Pinscher and the Rottweiler.

Xoloitzcuintli

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

Turkish Angora

The Turkish Angora has an outstanding reputation for being not only intelligent but highly adaptable. Playful and loving, these cats do well with children.

South Russian Ovtcharka

Though they may look cute and cuddly, the South Russian Ovtcharka is actually protective and it will stop at nothing to defend its families.

Lhasapoo

Small and cuddly, the Lhasapoo makes a wonderful companion for singles, couples, seniors and families alike. This designer dog breed is gentle in nature.

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.

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.

Cairn Terrier

Eager to please and surprisingly sensitive, the Cairn Terrier makes an excellent house pet as its great with children and enjoy playing with other dogs.

Marine Angelfish

Marine angelfish are found primarily in tropical waters and shallow reefs. They are known for their laterally compressed bodies and bright colorations.

Hungarian Agar

The Hungarian Agar is more commonly known as the Magyar Agar or the Hungarian Greyhound. This breed forms close ties with family.

Scottish Deerhound

Heralded as the "Royal Dog of Scotland", the Scottish Deerhound is elegant, graceful and regal. He is a true gentleman and is a calm and polite 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.

Horgi

The Horgi (aka Siborgi) is a mix of a Pembroke or Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Siberian Husky. This outgoing little hybrid dog is a great companion.

Bolo-Chi

The Bolo-Chi brings together the petite Chihuahua and the small but robust Bolognese. A great little family dog that is playful, loyal and curious.

Irish Troodle

The Irish Troodle brings together the playful Irish Terrier and the energetic Poodle for an affectionate pooch who gets along well with kids.

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!

Portuguese Water Dog

A hard working dog that is wonderful to own, the Portuguese Water Dog is the perfect companion for many families. Read on to find out if it's a good fit.

Fourche Terrier

The Fourche Terrier is a cross between a purebred West Highland White Terrier and Yorkshire Terrier. A lively, smart, and friendly dog.

Scottish Straight

The Scottish Straight is one of the feline breeds that make up the Scottish Breed Group, along with the beloved Scottish Fold.