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.

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.

American Rabbit

The American Rabbit comes with either a white or blue coat. Most are rather docile with some just barely sipping into the "lazy" side of the scale.

Saltwater Sharks

Saltwater sharks are some of the most majestic and most dangerous species kept in the aquarium hobby. They are only recommended for advanced hobbyists.

Griffon Nivernais

The Griffon Nivernais is just as talented in tracking down small game as he is coursing larger game. This breed was developed as a scenthound in France.

Plecostomus

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

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.

Wire Fox Terrier

A hunting and tracking dog by nature, the Wire Fox Terrier has got agility and energy to spare. An alert, playful, independent and affectionate breed.

Pinny Poo

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

Pug-A-Mo

The curious Pug-A-Mo brings together the affectionate Pug and the keen-to-please American Eskimo Dog for a busy little companion dog that loves to play.

Miniature Pinscher

The Miniature Pinscher is a feisty, friendly dog sometimes known as the "King of the Toy Dogs." Miniature Pinschers aren't ideal for large families.

Kimola

The Kimola is arguably one of the most family-friendly dogs around. They are naturally happy dogs who is easy to train and eager to please.

Labrottie

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

Hortaya Borzaya

The Hortaya Borzaya has a familiar look similar to that of a Greyhound. With long legs and lithe body, these dogs are built for speed.

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.

Grand Griffon Vendeen

The Grand Griffon Vendeen is known for its friendly and outgoing nature as well as its superb hunting skills. It does have a bit of an independent streak.

Italian Greyhuahua

The Italian Greyhuahua blends the spunky Chihuahua with the Italian Greyhound for a fun family dog. They are curious, playful yet timid family dogs.

American Leopard Hound

The American Leopard Hound is an old breed of dog originating from Northern America. It's used as a tree dog and an all-purpose hunting dog in America.

Scoodle

The Scoodle is a cross between a purebred Poodle and Scottish Terrier. This is a breed that is known for its energy and playfulness,

Tibetan Spaltese

The Tibetan Spaltese has a low-maintenance coat and moderate activity needs. This designer dog was developed by crossing the Tibetan Spaniel with a Maltese.

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.

Gato

The Gato is an exotic cat breed that has a combination of traits from a few different felines, including the Siamese, the Himalayan, and the Egyptian Mau.

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.

Beacol

The Beacol is a cross between a purebred Beagle and Bearded Collie. They make wonderful family pets, and are affectionate and playful.

Lowchen

Many believe that the Lowchen is the perfect breed of dog. He is extremely friendly, loves everyone, is reliable with kids and boasts a playful nature.

English Lop

The English Lop is popular for two main characteristics: its large, floppy ears and its wonderful personality. This rabbit loves to play and cuddle.

Bernedoodle

If you're looking for a fluffy dog that will be a companion for life, look no further than the Bernedoodle. A hybrid of the Bernese Mountain Dog and Poodle.

Fila Brasileiro

The Fila Brasileiro is also known as the Brazilian Mastiff and, like all Mastiffs, it is a large breed dog. It's known for its tracking and guarding skills.

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

Malteagle

The Malteagle combines the playful Maltese personality with the loyal and loving Beagle. An affectionate little dog with the easy-going personality.

Silver Dollar

Silver dollars are an extremely popular species of freshwater fish. They get their name from their almost round shaped bodies and silver coloring.

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.

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

Poodle

A lot of people have fun with their Poodle and enjoy the grooming that its coat requires as just another way to spend quality time with the dog they love.

Bullmastiff

These large dogs boast great endurance, strength, and a solid body. The Bullmastiff is protective and fearless when protecting its master and family.

Stichelhaar

With his brown coloring, his wiry coat, and facial furnishings, the German Stichelhaar is similar in appearance to other pointers.

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.

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.

Affenpoo

The Affenpoo is a cross between a purebred Affenpinscher and Poodle. They are social dogs that do not like being alone for long periods of time.

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.

Cornish Rex

The Cornish Rex is very much a people cat. They may look elegant, even aloof and dignified, but in reality they are active and affectionate.

Molly

The Molly is one of the most popular species of livebearers in aquarium culture. It is a hardy and adaptable species and are great for beginner aquarists.

Welsh Springer Spaniel

The Welsh Springer Spaniel is an athlete that can be happy flushing birds in the fields or playing Frisbee in the yard. This dog will keep you active.

Basset Bleu De Gascogne

Also known as the Blue Gascony Basset, the Basset Bleu de Gascogne is a hound-type breed known for its short legs and spotted body.

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.

Berger Picard

The Berger Picard is considered to be France's oldest sheepdog. Like most breeds of sheepdog, they are lively, intelligent, vigilant and assertive.

Morkie

Tiny and adorable, the Morkie is an affectionate crossbreed who loves people and pets. He attaches to his family, which can be a problem when left alone.

Munchkin

A Munchkin is a fun-loving cat that scurries about on its short legs chasing toys and happily running around the house. Confident and intelligent cats.

Zuchon

No, that's not a teddy bear - it's a Zuchon! A designer dog breed, the Zuchon is a mix of Shih Tzu and Bichon Frise. A wonderful addition to your family!

Boxer

Enjoying widespread popularity, the Boxer sports a square jaw line and impressive under bite that gives him a fighter-like appearance.

Chipoo

A mix of Poodle and Chihuahua, the Chipoo is an energetic, friendly pup, who makes a great companion dog and loves to be part of a family environment.

Bullmasador

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

Norfolk Terrier

A small dog with a big personality, the Norfolk Terrier is out to charm anyone who crosses his path. Playful, affectionate, bold, inquisitive and friendly.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

A great Chesapeake Bay Retriever will be just what you've been looking for in a dog. American heritage and breeding keeps this breed simple and domestic.

Cão Da Serra De Aires

The Co da Serra de Aires is also known as the Portuguese Sheepdog. These breed bonds closely with family and they are always eager to please.

Manchester Terrier

Feisty and fearless, the Manchester Terrier is a tenacious guy that has no clue that he is a small dog. Playful and fun-loving, this dog loves to play.

Scottish Straight

The Scottish Straight is one of the feline breeds that make up the Scottish Breed Group, along with the beloved Scottish Fold.

British Longhair

The British Longhair is a mix of British Shorthair and Persian, offering the unique coat features of a Persian and the temperament of a British Shorthair.

Pootalian

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

Sokoke

The Sokoke is one of several cat breeds that are said to have dog-like personalities. Generally this means they will fetch, or can be leash trained.