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.

Labrottie

The Labrottie is a cross between a purebred Labrador Retriever and Rottweiler. These dogs are known for their affectionate and devoted personality.

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.

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.

Saltwater Eels

Saltwater eels are one of the most fascinating and demanding species of fish kept by aquarists. They are characterized by their long, snake like bodies.

Ratshire Terrier

To develop the Ratshire Terrier, breeders cross a Yorkie with a Rat Terrier- a combination that might seem unusual but results in adorable small dogs.

Border Collie

The Border Collie is famous for its ability to effectively work as herder dogs. Intelligent and energetic, this dog is eager to work for its owners.

Appenzeller Sennenhunde

Also known as the Appenzeller Mountain Dog and Appenzell Cattle Dog, the Appenzeller Sennenhunde is the rarest of the four Swiss mountain dog breeds.

Daniff

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

Canadian Eskimo Dog

Like many sled dog breeds, the Canadian Eskimo Dog has a powerful build and a thick coat. This is a highly active dog, so he needs more than a daily walk.

Pom-Chi

The Pom-Chi is a sweet and affectionate little dog that bonds strong and fast with his family. He is loyal and has no concept that he is so tiny.

Mastidoodle

The sweet-natured Mastidoodle brings together the loyal Poodle and the gentle Mastiff for an easygoing family dog that loves kids.

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.

Kai Ken

If you picture a small dog with a dark coat, pointed ears and a fluffy tail, you have the image of a Kai Ken. They are considered a fairly rare breed.

Mandarinfish

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

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.

Jersey Wooly Rabbit

The Jersey Wooly rabbit is known as the "No-Kick Bunny" because they are gentle and even-tempered. They are great pets for many types of households.

Bulldog

The Bulldog is famous for a "sourpuss" expression on his face, but if you can look past his looks, you'll find a worthwhile pet and friend.

Eels

Eels are one of the more fascinating species of fish in the aquarium trade. They are characterized by their long bodies and snake-like heads.

Reedfish

Also referred to as Rope Fish, Dragon Fish and Snake Fish, reedfish are a curious species of fish characterized by their long, snake-like bodies.

Hanover Hound

Also known as the Hanoverian Hound, the Hanover Hound is a hunting and tracking breed descended from medieval bloodhounds.

Japanese Bobtail

The Japanese Bobtail is a sociable, active breed known for its excellent health. They like to be with their humans regardless of the activity at hand.

Istrian Coarse-Haired Hound

Known for his wiry coat and hunting ability, the Istrian Coarse-Haired Hound is a scent hound that was developed in Croatia.

American Bulldog

It may have its roots in fighting and working, but the American Bulldog is a big old softie at heart. He's a much-loved companion in many lucky households.

Scottish Terrier

Like many breeds, you'll find that the Scottish Terrier's relatively peaceful personality makes for a perfect pet. The breed is playful and energetic.

Keeshond

The Keeshond is a simply wonderful companion for many types of people. He is a fun-loving, sweet fellow that makes a great addition to many households.

Shih-Mo

The Shih-Mo is a mix of American Eskimo and Shih-Tzu breeds. They are affectionate, sweet dogs who are attached to their owners.

Rat Terrier

A small dog with a big heart and large amount of energy, the Rat Terrier is a loyal, active and playful breed that fits into a variety of households.

Butterflyfish

Butterflyfish are a family of saltwater fish made up of over 100 distinct species. They resemble angelfish and have compressed, disk shaped bodies.

Killifish

Killifish are a large family of freshwater fish comprising over a thousand different species. Most species are no more than an inch or two in size.

Thai Ridgeback

Few people in the U.S. have heard of the Thai Ridgeback, let alone seen one. It is a favored companion of those needing a loyal companion and watchdog.

Netherland Dwarf Rabbit

The Netherland Dwarf rabbit is one of the most popular rabbit breed in the world. These rabbits can be shy and slightly skittish.

Schipper-Poo

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

Skypoo

The affectionate Skypoo brings together the intelligence of the fun-loving Miniature Poodle and the energy of the Skye Terrier for a wonderful family dog.

Borkie

The Borkie is a cross between the Yorkshire Terrier (Yorkie) and the Beagle. Borkies are a lot of fun, and are sure to bring a smile to your face.

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.

Sloughi

The sleek Sloughi makes for a handsome and energetic family companion. This dog is happiest when he has a large, fenced backyard in which to run and play.

Dogue De Bordeaux

The Dogue de Bordeaux has the versatility of being a strong, fearless guard but also having gentleness around the house, including with children.

Halfbeak

Halfbeak fish are a type of marine and brackish water fish belonging to the family Hemiramphidae. They are a little less colorful than some marine species.

Chi Apso

The Chi Apso brings together the playful nature of the Lhasa Apso and the sassy Chihuahua. A sweet-natured, affectionate dog who loves being active.

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.

Old English Sheepdog

Old English Sheepdog is durable, loving companion. It is considered a "happy" breed that is able to make the best of new or unusual situations.

Perro De Presa Canario

The Perro de Presa Canario was bred for strength and a muscular build. They may look intimidating, but this dog can be calm and obedient with training.

Siberian

A Siberian cat is a charming and personable presence in the household. They like to be near their people, and do quite well with other animals and kids.

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.

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.

Kangal Dog

The Kangal Dog is a large and powerful breed, often used in Turkey to guard against predators. Despite its size, the breed is fairly calm and controlled.

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!

Jack-A-Poo

The Jack-A-Poo is a mix of Toy or Miniature Poodle and Jack Russell Terrier. They are a great family pet due to their affectionate, lively nature.

Petite Bleu De Gascogne

The medium-sized Petite Bleu de Gascogne is a scent hound of French origin, named for its proficiency in hunting small game.

Shih-Poo

The Shih-Poo is a fun-loving and energetic little fellow. Although he doesn't need loads of exercise, he is spunky when he wants to play.

Saluki

The Saluki is an elegant, reserved and graceful breed of dog. The Saluki is an amazing athlete, a formidable hunter and a loyal companion.

Fourche Terrier

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

Alaskan Malamute

Considered to be excellent family pets, the Alaskan Malamute is intelligent and clever and will do anything to ensure that its owners are pleased with them.

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!

Pudelpointer

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

Rhodesian Ridgeback

As well as a hunter, the Rhodesian Ridgeback is a fiercely protective guardian of its family. Even though it's protective, this dog is gentle with children

Havapoo

The Havapoo is a mix of Havanese and Miniature or Toy Poodle dog breeds. Also known as the Poovanese or Havadoodle, this hybrid is hypoallergenic.

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.

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.

Armant

The Armant is an Egyptian sheepdog breed known for its loyalty and herding ability. Developed as a farm dog, this breed is smart and highly trainable.