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.

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.

Damselfish

Damselfish are a colorful species of saltwater fish popular in the modern saltwater aquarium hobby. They come from tropical coral reefs around the world.

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.

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.

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.

Plecostomus

The Plecostomus is a type of armored catfish that is found throughout the tropical regions of northeastern South America.

Havana Brown

The Havana Brown is unusually expressive with its paws, using them to examine things it finds interesting and to communicate with its owners.

Burmese

The Burmese is a highly affectionate and charming cat that seems to convey an endearing quality of innocence. They bond deeply with their humans.

Belgian Shepherd

Also known as the Belgian Sheepdog, the Belgian Shepherd is a beautiful, long-coated breed that comes in a variety of colors.

Silken Windhound

The Silken Windhound is a small sighthound with a long, silky coat. This breed is incredibly friendly and affectionate - a great family pet.

Schnau-Tzu

The friendly Schnau-Tzu brings together the personalities of the confident little Shih Tzu and the spunky Miniature Schnauzer to make a great family pet.

Boxfish

Known as trunkfish, cowfish and cofferfish; boxfish are a family of bony marine fish. They are known for their square shaped body and heavy armored scales.

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.

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.

German Sheprador

The German Sheprador is a mix of Labrador Retriever and German Shepherd. This dog's even-tempered personality makes him a great fit with families.

Havashire

The Havashire, or Yorkenese Terrier, as it is also known, is a mixed breed dog. His parents are a purebred Yorkshire Terrier and a purebred Havanese.

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.

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.

Saint Berdoodle

A designer dog breed, the Saint Berdoodle does well with other dogs and family pets and his social nature means he loves to be the center of attention.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Outgoing, playful, loving, and companionable dogs, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi makes a great family pet, as it plays wonderfully with children.

Yorkinese

Smart, sweet, but still with a dose of independence, the Yorkinese has a special charm. These designer dogs are a mix between a Yorkie and a Pekingese.

Anglerfish

Anglerfish are a family of predatory fish consisting of over 200 separate species. They are characterized by their rod-like growths called illicium.

Schnoodle

Making its way into the hearts of dog lovers everywhere, the Schnoodle is gaining popularity as a must-have designer dog. A well-rounded family pet.

Chipaniel

Chipaniel combines the quirky and goofy nature of the tiny Chihuahua, with the charming looks and the affectionate character of the Cocker Spaniel.

Double Doodle

The Double Doodle is a hybrid of three great breeds; the ever-popular Labrador retriever, Goldendoodle and the Labradoodle.

Bearded Collie

Cheerful and happy-go-lucky, the Bearded Collie is affectionate and playful. A wonderful playmate for children, this dog loves to be near its family.

Porkfish

The name porkfish is usually used to describe a particular species of grunt that can be found in the tropical regions of the world.

Dwelf

The Dwelf is an interesting looking and hairless cat breed that's named for its elf-like features and dwarf-like stature.

Bossi-Poo

The Bossi-Poo is a fun, well-behaved family dog that brings together the personalities of the Poodle and the Boston Terrier.

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.

Yorwich

A rare designer dog breed, the charming Yorwich is a mix of purebred terriers. The breed was developed by breeding Yorkshire Terriers to Norwich Terriers.

Triggerfish

Triggerfish are a fish comprised of roughly 40 distinct species. They are characterized by their laterally compressed bodies and comparatively large heads.

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.

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

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.

Caucasian Shepherd Dog

A massive, fluffy dog with a curly tail and dark features, the Caucasian Shepherd Dog is strong-boned and muscular, often towering over their owners.

Hap Cichlids

Hap cichlids exhibit a wide variety of colorations and patterns ranging from solid blue to multicolored combinations of red, orange, and purple.

Poo-Shi

The Poo-Shi brings the low-shed qualities of a Miniature Poodle together with the spirit of the Shiba Inu. Thrives on human companionship and bonds quickly.

Cockeranian

Cockeranian as a designer dog breed hasn't been around for too long, but it has already conquered many hearts of dog owners- and with good reason.

Spanish Pointer

Also known as the Burgos Pointer, the official name for this breed is Perdiguero de Burgos. The Spanish Pointer breed was developed to "point" game.

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.

Nebelung

The lively and affectionate Nebelung is both intelligent and good natured. Although playful, these are mild mannered cats with a gentle disposition.

Griffon Vauve De Bretagne

Primarily kept as a hunting dog, the medium-sized Griffon Fauve de Bretagne is actually one of three Brittany hound breeds.

Bernese Hound

Also known as the Berner Laufhund, the Bernese Hound was developed in Switzerland for both its scenting ability and its use in the sport of shoots.

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.

Russian-European Laika

The Russian-European Laika is a hunting dog known for its ability to tree game, though it has also been used to hunt game birds, moose, and even bear.

Labahoula

The Labahoula is a mix of Labrador Retriever and Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog. The hybrid breed is known for being gentle, playful, and great with kids.

Croatian Sheepdog

Though the Croatian Sheepdog was bred for herding, these dogs are also extremely healthy and can be trained for a variety of dog sports.

Bracco Italiano

Also known as the Italian Pointer, the Bracco Italiano is an athletic gun dog. With their strong muscles and long ears, these dogs are the pride of Italy.

Mollies – Freshwater

Mollies are a freshwater fish commonly known as the Molly. They are a hardy species of fish that adapts well to a variety of different water conditions.

Freshwater Gobies

Freshwater gobies are generally peaceful community fish that can be kept with other community species. They belong to the family Gobiidae group of Goby.

Highland Maltie

The Highland Maltie combines the fun-loving personality of the Maltese with the bold little West Highland White Terrier for a wonderful dog.

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.

English Angora Rabbit

The English Angora rabbit is docile and sociable, making them great family pets. They come in a wide range of colors and need to be groomed regularly.

Shiba Inu

Courageous, friendly and responsive to training, the Shiba Inu can be a happy companion that enjoys a variety of terrain and can handle plenty of exercise.

Moscow Water Dog

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

Dottyback

Dottyback are a family of small saltwater fish made up of over 100 distinct species. They are hardy, intelligent and vibrantly colored, making them popular

Tigerfish

The Tigerfish is a type of freshwater fish belonging to the genus Datnioides (Datnoids). It's named for the vertical stripes that run all along its body.

Bombay

The Bombay can be a mischievous handful, possessing the combined qualities of a dog, a cat, and a monkey! They love to play fetch and entertain themselves.

Yorkshire Terrier

Originating in England as rat and small vermin hunters, the cuddly Yorkshire Terrier has become a go-to lap dog. A feisty breed, the Yorkie loves attention.