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.

Pont-Audemer Spaniel

The Pont-Audemer Spaniel is an excellent hunting breed. This is a hardy and hard-working breed which makes him an excellent working dog.

Jack Chi

The Jack Chi is a cross between a purebred Chihuahua and Jack Russell Terrier. This designer breed is a fun-loving dog with a sweet personality.

Pinny Poo

The feisty Pinny Poo brings together the protective nature of the Miniature Pinscher and the playful personality of the Miniature Poodle.

Carkie

The Carkie is a designer dog breed developed by crossing a Cairn Terrier with a Yorkshire Terrier. This mix has a lot of spunk, spirit and a huge heart.

Golden Retriever

When it comes to the perfect family dog, it's hard to go wrong with a Golden Retriever. This dog is obedient, intelligent, eager to please and frisky.

Goldador

Also known as Golden Labradors, the Goldador is a hybrid of two of the most popular dogs in North America. Ideal for a wide range of families and lifestyles

Newfoundland

Boasting a love of water, children and people in general, the Newfoundland dog is one of the cuddliest things to come out of Canada, eh.

Shiloh Shepherd

The Shiloh Shepherd is a cross between a purebred German Shepherd and Alaskan Malamute. These dogs are protective, loyal, and loving.

Pootalian

The Pootalian is a cross between a purebred Poodle and Italian Greyhound. They are known for their intelligence, alertness, and loyal personality.

Labernard

The Labernard is a hybrid of the easy-going Labrador retriever and the Saint Bernard. This dog is friendly, has an intelligent personality and is alert.

Hungarian Agar

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

Irish Wolfoodle

A gentle giant that loves kids, the Irish Wolfoodle brings the friendly nature of the Irish Wolfhound together with the playful Standard Poodle.

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.

Cogol

The outgoing Cogol brings together the sweet nature of the Golden Retriever and the sensitive personality of the Cocker Spaniel for a sweet family dog

Torkie

The Torkie a mix between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Toy Fox Terrier. These designer dogs are sassy, smart and sweet- read on to find out more about them!

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.

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!

Hogfish

Hogfish are a reef-dwelling species of wrasse popular in the modern aquarium trade. They possess a long, pig-like snout they use to search for food.

Bengal

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

Brazilian Terrier

The Brazilian Terrier is a fairly rare breed and one of only two that were developed in Brazil. This breed is similar in appearance to other small terriers.

Slovakian Wirehaired Pointing Dog

The Slovakian Wirehaired Pointing Dog has a noble appearance and he is generally very even-tempered. Used for hunting small and large prey.

Papi Pom

The delightful and charming Papi Pom is developed by crossing a Pomeranian with a Papillon. This designer dog breed is also known as Paperanian.

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.

Donskoy

The Donskoy is a truly unique feline breed. It's a hairless cat breed; some kittens are born bald, while others are born with fur and become bald over time.

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.

Maremma Sheepdog

The Maremma Sheepdog is an Italian breed of livestock guarding dog. This fluffy white dog is known to be a friendly and even-tempered breed.

Redbone Retriever

The friendly Redbone Retriever brings together the sweet-natured Golden Retriever, the easygoing Labrador Retriever and the Redbone Coonhound.

Moscow Water Dog

Developed from familiar breeds like the Newfoundland and the Caucasian Shepherd Dog, the Moscow Water Dog is a rare breed.

Karelian Bear Dog

The Karelian Bear Dog is a Finnish dog breed that has many Spitz-like characteristics. Tts background in hunting game gives it an independent streak.

American Pitbull Terrier

The American Pitbull Terrier often gets a bad rap for being an aggressive breed. In reality, this dog is a friendly, gentle-hearted breed you've met.

Lancashire Heeler

The Lancashire Heeler a skilled drover and an excellent companion pet, as well as a wonderful herding dog, though considered a rare breed.

Harlequin Tuskfish

Harlequin tuskfish are a colorful species of wrasse. They are characterized by their sharp blue, tusk-like teeth and distinctive body colorations.

Poogle

The Poogle is a hybrid breed that is increasing in popularity. These little dogs are known for their loving temperaments and affectionate personalities.

Carolina Dog

Often referred to as the American Dingo, the Carolina Dog is a gentle and devoted companion. They love to be part of a pack and are loyal to family.

Colorpoint Shorthair

The Colorpoint Shorthair is one of the most talkative of all cat breeds. These cats are still much like the Siamese breed in both looks and personality.

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).

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.

Bedlington Terrier

If you saw this dog, you may do a double take. Was that a lamb or a dog? The Bedlington Terrier is most certainly a dog, even if it's unusual looking.

Box-a-Pug

The attention-loving Box-a-Pug brings together the cheerful personality of the Pug and the playful nature of the Boxer for a wonderful family dog.

Chilier

The Chilier brings the Chihuahua together with the playful Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. The result is a friendly, family dog perfect for first-timers.

New Zealand Rabbit

The New Zealand Rabbit is large, muscular animals that has a beautiful coat. They are calm, and generally good with children and other pets.

Golden Boxer

The loving Golden Boxer is a wonderful family pet that brings together the gentle Golden Retriever and the clown-like personality of the Boxer.

Hovawart

The Hovawart is a stoic member of the German canine elite. Originating from the Black Forest in Germany, the Hovawart's name means "a guardian of estates."

Beabull

The Beabull is a breed of designer dog created by crossing a English Bulldog with a Beagle. The result is a loving dog with a strong, independent streak.

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.

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.

Yorkie Ton

A rare and relatively recent designer dog breed, the Yorkie Ton is developed by crossing two purebred dogs- Yorkshire Terrier and Coton de Tulear.

Bordernese

The Bordernese is a cross between a purebred Border Collie and Bernese Mountain Dog. This is a popular breed because of its fantastic personality.

Hanover Hound

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

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.

Bull Terrier

The Bull Terrier can make loyal, energetic, and even a fun pet that the entire family can enjoy. Let's take a closer look at this unique terrier.

Jorkie

A mix of two terrier breeds from England, the Jorkie is a small dog with a big spirit. Find out more about the Yorkie and Jack Russell mix dog!

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.

American Water Spaniel

Energetic and sensitive, the American Water Spaniel is a good fit for numerous lifestyles. A water retriever, this dog can be a hunter's best friend.

Belgian Tervuren

The Belgian Tervuren is athletic, agile and has an undying work ethic. He is brave and protective of his family, making him a great watchdog and companion.

Norbottenspets

The Norbottenspets is a spitz-type dog that is considered a rare breed. It is often ranked among the top dog breeds for getting along with children.

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.

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.

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.

Khao Manee

Even when hearing impaired (an issue in white cats), the Khao Manee is a playful, active cat that loves attention. An excellent addition to a family.