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.

Andalusian Hound

The Andalusian Hound comes in three sizes - small, medium, and large. This hunting breed is known for its excellent sight, hearing, and sense of smell.

Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen

Bred in France to be a hunting canine, the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen is now popular as a kid-friendly, pet-friendly dog breed.

Ibizan Hound

The Ibizan Hound can be traced as far back as 3400 BC in ancient Egypt. These hounds are hunters and athletic, as well as sweet and sensitive dogs.

Schipper-Poo

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

Foxhoodle

The energetic Foxhoodle brings together the outgoing English Foxhound and the playful Poodle. He loves to be front and center in all family activities.

Chesa-Poo

The Chesa-Poo brings together the playful personality of the Poodle and the gentle nature of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever.

Puli

Bred for herding, the Puli is also a good watchdog but quite safe around his human family. He is energetic and fun-loving, perfect for an active family.

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!

Froodle

A mix between a Poodle and a French Bulldog, Froodle crossbreed combines the best traits of its parents into one, new designer dog.

Maltese

Admirable, gentle, playful, energetic, bold, and feisty, the Maltese loves to run, play and even stand up to bigger dogs.

Bengal

The highly intelligent Bengal forms close and strong bonds with their humans, seeking attention and placing themselves in the middle of all activities.

Native American Indian Dog

The Native American Indian Dog is an attractive breed with a wild appearance very similar to their ancestors. These dogs can grow to be fairly large.

Sheltie Tzu

The playful little Sheltie Tzu is a feisty combination of the super alert Shetland Sheepdog and the often headstrong Shih Tzu.

Grande Bleu De Gascogne

The Grande Bleu de Gascogne is a strong and dependable hunting breed. This breed is a pack hound that generally responds well to training.

New World Cichlids

New World Cichlids are some of the most diverse freshwater fish species in the world. The colors and patterns of New World Cichlids are highly varied.

Hawkfish

Hawkfish are species of saltwater fish closely related to the lionfish. They are characterized by their large heads and somewhat elongated, thick bodies.

Moscow Watchdog

The Moscow Watchdog is the epitome of the term "gentle giant". They are descended from breeds including the Saint Bernard and the Caucasian Shepherd Dog.

Pudelpointer

The Pudelpointer was developed for tracking, pointing, and retrieving but his gentle and affectionate nature gives him potential as a family pet.

Great Dane

The Great Dane could be considered one of the noblest breeds and its general loyalty and friendliness also contribute to making these Danes great.

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.

Bichirs

Bichirs are a species of freshwater fish. They are characterized by their long, eel-like bodies and unique dorsal finlets. Capable of breathing surface air.

Neapolitan Mastiff

Although not aggressive by nature, the Neapolitan Mastiff has the look that will scare off any intruder. This breed is truly a gentle giant and gentleman.

Selkirk Rex

The Selkirk Rex has a patient, loving, and tolerant personality.They are docile and good natured, and enjoy nothing more than cuddling with you.

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.

Chausie

The Chausie is a hybrid feline breed, which means they are also part wild cat. The name is derived from the Latin name for the Jungle Cat, felis chaus.

Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever is among the most popular dog breeds out there today. This breed is loyal, easy to get along with, and easy to train.

Golden Corgi

Corgis and Golden Retrievers are some of the most adored dog breeds on the planet, and their mixed offspring doesn’t disappoint, either.

Golden Akita

The loyal, protective Golden Akita brings the easy-going nature of the Golden Retriever together with the territorial traits of the Akita.

American Mastiff

The American Mastiff is a calm and steady breed you're sure to love. A cross between the English Mastiff and the Anatolian Mastiff.

Bassetoodle

The Bassetoodle is a cross between a purebred Basset Hound and Poodle. Intelligent and willing to please, this dog makes a great family pet.

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.

Lab Pei

The Lab Pei is a mix of Labrador Retriever and Chinese Shar-Pei. He makes a wonderful addition to any family, getting along well with children and pets.

Pacu

Pacu fish are a large family of freshwater fish related to the piranha. While some species look like piranhas, they are herbivores and are peaceful fish.

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.

California Spangled

California Spangled bred in order to produce a domestic pet that would resemble the appearance of wild cats, such as the leopard and the ocelot.

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.

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.

Bea Tzu

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

Cadoodle

The Cadoodle is a cross between a collie and a standard poodle. They are also known as Colliedoodles or Colliepoos, they are sweet, smart and energetic.

Pomapoo

With the affectionate nature of a Pomeranian and the intelligence of a Poodle, the Pomapoo is known for its affectionate nature and big personality.

Dogo Argentino

The Dogo Argentino is the canine equivalent of an armored tank. This breed is brave and strong, but is also manageable and protective of its human owners.

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.

Labrahuahua

The Labrahuahua shares the gentle Labrador Retriever nature and the spunky Chihuahua attitude. A friendly dog who loves to find a cozy place to snooze.

Peacock Cichlids

Compared to other Lake Malawi cichlids, Peacock cichlids are relatively peaceful. They come in a wide variety of bright colors, often in iridescent shades.

Norwich Terrier

Active, friendly, affectionate, amusing, and ready for an adventure, the Norwich Terrier is a small breed that's also full of willfulness and intelligence.

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.

Chion

The Chion is a designer/hybrid dog, and is the product of two small but highly intelligent and self-assured little breeds; the Chihuahua and the Papillon.

Lagotto Romagnolo

Don't let their curly, clown-like appearance fool you. The Lagotto Romagnolo has a rich history behind it and is one of Italy's oldest known dog breeds.

Irish Water Spaniel

The Irish Water Spaniel is fun-loving and mischievous. He is a formidable hunter, pointer, swimmer and retriever as well as an awesome family companion.

Brittany

Favored by hunters as a popular breed at field trails, the Brittany is quick, curious, independent, and easy to train. Great pets for families and retirees.

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.

Darters

Darters are a type of small freshwater fish similar to perch that can be found in freshwater streams throughout North America.

Australian Mist

The Australian Mist is a breed with a really great personality that any cat owner will love. On top of that, it's also the national cat of Australia!

Jawfish

Jawfish are species of saltwater fish very similar in appearance to blennies. They are characterized by their comparatively larger mouths and heads.

Sealyham Terrier

Fun-loving and typically the clown of the family, the Sealyham Terrier is playful and comedic. He is content to be left alone while you're gone for the day.

Hygenhund

The Hygenhund is a medium-sized breed with the typical hound appearance - he's lithe, muscular, and active, making him a wonderful hunting dog.

Comfort Retriever

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

Boston Yorkie

The parents of Boston Yorkie are two purebred dogs, the Yorkshire Terrier and the Boston Terrier. Read on to find out all about these rare designer breed!

Irish Setter

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

Corgidor

The Corgidor is a cross between a purebred Labrador Retriever and Corgi. Corgidors make great family pets because they are loving and happy companions.