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.

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.

Archerfish

Archerfish are one of the most fascinating species of brackish water aquarium fish. They get their names from shooting insects with powerful jets of water.

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.

Shetland Sheepdog

Thought to be quick learners, willing to please, and obedient, the Shetland Sheepdog can also be somewhat timid and sensitive. Is this dog a fit for you?

Miniature Shar-Pei

The Miniature Shar-Pei shares their history with the traditional Chinese Shar-Pei but they have been selectively bred down in size.

American Shorthair

The American Shorthair is an easy-going cat that openly displays affection and does well with children and dogs. They do, however, like their quiet time.

Dameranian

The lovely Dameranian will charm you from the get-go! They are a good choice for seniors and families with older children, as well as apartment dwellers.

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.

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!

Leonberger

The Leonberger is a giant breed of dog that is a bundle of energy and craves being close to his family. A relatively easy dog to train.

Pixie Bob

The Pixie Bob is an active, social cat with a bold and playful spirit. They like to be in multi-animal households, and express themselves vocally.

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.

Cardinalfish

Cardinalfish are a large family of saltwater fish made up of over 200 sub-species. Most species are extremely colorful and are a couple of inches in length.

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.

White Shepherd

The White Shepherd was developed from German Shepherds with the recessive gene for a white coat. It is a unique, attractive breed and highly intelligent dog

Maltipoo

Cute and cuddly, the Maltipoo is an affectionate hybrid breed dog. He is friendly and outgoing, believing that everyone in the world is his best friend.

Yorkie Bichon

The Yorkie Bichon is a cross between a purebred Bichon Frise and Yorkshire Terrier. You can expect that your pup will be a vivacious and smart little dog.

African Tiger Fish

African Tiger Fish are a large and predatory species of fish. Their bodies are powerful and streamlined, enabling them to move with fast bursts of speed.

Tenterfield Terrier

The Tenterfield Terrier was developed in Australia and it is just as popular for its ability to hunt small prey as for its aptitude as a family companion.

Bardino Majorero

The Bardino Majorero was traditionally used as a cattle dog and livestock guardian. This means he can sometimes be aloof or even aggressive around strangers

Doxie Cairn

If you like little dogs with a lot of spunk, you'll love the Doxie Cairn! This designer dog was developed by crossing a Dachshund with the Cairn Terrier.

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

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.

Puginese

The Puginese is a cross between a purebred Pekingese and Pug. They are described as cheerful and playful, as well as social and affectionate.

Pomerat

Also known as the Pomerat Terrier, this hybrid dog was developed by crossing the feisty Pomeranian and the playful Rat Terrier.

Briquet Griffon Vendeen

The griffon breed type is known for its coarse, wiry coat and its hunting abilities - this is particularly true for the Briquet Griffon Vendeen.

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.

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.

Sarplaninac

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

Trunkfish

A unique fact about Trunkfish: they secrete a poisonous material from their skin which acts as a chemical defense mechanism against predators.

Bullmasador

The Bullmasador designer dog blends the gentle nature of the Labrador Retriever with the strength and size of a Bullmastiff.

Beauceroodle

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

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.

Norwegian Lundehund

The Norwegian Lundehund is an interesting breed. One of the coolest things about this dog is that it has six toes - not dew claws - on each foot.

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.

Rasbora

Rasboras are a family of minnow-type freshwater fish characterized by their small bodies and vibrant colorations. They are an extremely peaceful fish.

Spinone Italiano

Bred in Italy as a specialist hunting dog, the Spinone Italiano is intelligent and strong and has almost human-like eyes which lend to its gentle appearance

Anthias

Also referred to as wreckfish, reef fish, swallowtails and jewelfish, anthias are a large family of saltwater fish of over 200 different sub-species.

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.

Belgian Shepadoodle

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

Darters

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

Dach Griffon

The spunky, cheerful, and bubbly Dach Griffon is a new designer dog, developed by crossing the Dachshund with Brussels Griffon.

Manx

The playful and intelligent Manx is a devoted family member. These cats are highly interactive and reputed to have a distinct sense of humor.

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.

Pom-A-Pug

Pom-A-Pug or Pugaranian is the mix between a Pomeranian and a Pug. Read more to find out what they look and behave like and how to care for them.

Wrasse

Wrasse are large family of saltwater fish made up of over 600 different species. They are also one of the most popular species of marine aquarium fish.

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!

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.

Deutsche Bracke

The Deutsche Bracke is a scenthound that is known for its exceptional obedience. It's an ancient hound-type dog known for its narrow head and long ears.

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.

Finnish Spitz

The Finnish Spitz was developed for hunting rather than sled-dogging. Like most Spitz-type breeds, the Finnish Spitz is generally healthy and hardy.

Samoyed

The Samoyed has all the qualities you'd expect in this type of dog. It is alert, strong, happy, trusting, loyal, hardworking, gentle, and playful.

Serengeti

The Serengeti cat looks much like the gorgeous African Serval. His long legs allow him to jump up to 7 feet, and this breed is known for being vocal.

Basque Shepherd Dog

If you are looking for a family-friendly breed that is unlike any other dog you've ever seen, consider the Basque Shepherd Dog.

Coton Tzu

The Coton Tzu is a mix between Coton de Tulear and the Shih Tzu. Read on to find out more about their looks, temperament and care requirements.

Slovak Cuvac

Also known as the Slovensky Cuvac, the Slovak Cuvac is a large Slovakian breed known for its plush white coat and its livestock guarding abilities.

Springerdoodle

The Springerdoodle is a cross between a purebred English Springer Spaniel and Poodle. It's such a beloved breed because it has an outstanding personality.

Cockapoo

The oldest of the designer dogs, the Cockapoo is a sweet and loving companion. He is accepting of strangers as well as other new animals, and loves people.

Chat Terrier

Energetic, playful, fun, and affectionate, these smart little dogs are the crossbreed offspring of a Chihuahua and a Rat Terrier.

Arabian Mau

The Arabian Mau is one of the oldest of all of the natural feline breeds. These kitties are so friendly, they will get along great with just about anyone.