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.

Jack Tzu

A small, spunky pooch with a heart of gold- Jack Tzu is a mix between a Shih Tzu and a Jack Russell Terrier. Read on to find out more about these cute dogs!

Batfish

Batfish are a family of marine fish, similar in appearance but unrelated to the angelfish. Juveniles are characterized by their bat-like side profile.

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.

Silkyhuahua

A mix between a Chihuahua and a Silky Terrier is popularly called the Silkyhuahua or Silky Chi and is a quirky, affectionate, fun, and adorable dog.

Surgeonfish

The species known as surgeonfish belong to the Acanthuridae family. Surgeonfish vary greatly in size from one species to another.

Bolo Tzu

The affectionate Bolo Tzu is the result of crossing the loving and spirited little Shih Tzu with the quintessential lapdog; the Bolognese.

Bordoodle

The Bordoodle is a cross between a purebred Border Collie and Poodle. These canines are affectionate, intelligent, and protective - a great family dog.

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.

Cairnoodle

The Cairnoodle is a cross between a purebred Cairn Terrier and Poodle. This breed is easy to train, as it is willing to please, and loves to amuse people.

Tonkinese

The Tonkinese has a reputation for being a feline innovator. They come up with all sorts of games involving their toys and their humans on a daily basis.

Segugio Italiano

The Segugio Italiano, an intelligent and trainable pooch, is an Italian scenthound and one of the most popular breeds in its homeland.

Cheeks

Cheeks, also known as Pek-A-Chis or Pekachi, are a hybrid between a Chihuahua and a Pekingese. These dogs make fantastic family pets and are low maintenance

Belgian Malinois

You might confuse the Belgian Malinois with a German Shepherd. There are some differences between the two you'll want to be aware of.

Coton De Tulear

Sweet-natured and sporting a cottony-soft coat, the Coton de Tulear is a delightful companion that will happily become your shadow.

Corgen

The fun little Corgen is a mix of the gentle and sensitive Golden Retriever and Queen's dog of choice; the Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

Golden Sheltie

The rare Golden Sheltie is a mix between a Golden Retriever and a Shetland Sheepdog. These designer dogs are intelligent, easy to train, and energetic.

Welsh Terrier

With personality plus, the Welsh Terrier is an outgoing and playful dog. This breed will keep his family entertained and in stitches for hours.

Peagle

The Peagle is a cross between a purebred Beagle and Pekingese. These dogs are affectionate and smart dogs that enjoy playing and learning new commands.

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.

Bassugg

A mix of Basset Hound and Pug, the Bassugg is a friendly, loveable pooch that's ideal for couples, singles or families looking for their first dog.

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.

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!

Puli

Bred for herding, the Puli is also a good watchdog but quite safe around his human family. He is energetic and fun-loving, perfect for an active family.

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.

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.

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.

Labrahuahua

The Labrahuahua shares the gentle Labrador Retriever nature and the spunky Chihuahua attitude. A friendly dog who loves to find a cozy place to snooze.

Blue Picardy Spaniel

The Blue Picardy Spaniel has the long legs of a setter and the responsiveness of a spaniel, making it the ultimate hunting companion.

Cava Tzu

The super-friendly little Cava Tzu brings together the sweet-natured Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the headstrong little Shih Tzu.

Eskipoo

The Eskipoo is a cross between a Poodle and American Eskimo dog. They love to play and have a good time, making them a great breed for with children.

Birman

Known as the "Sacred Cat of Burma," the Birman is an ancient breed whose true origins are unknown. The Birman is a friendly, outgoing, self-assured cat.

Dunker

The Dunker is also known as the Norwegian Hound because that is its country of origin. It's a hunting breed, naturally inclined to take well to training.

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.

Labany

The Labany is a sweet, gentle, sociable dog who loves to be included in all family activities. This dog just loves to please his owner/family.

Frug

The Frug is a cross between a purebred French Bulldog and Pug. They like spending as much time around their human family as possible.

Beacol

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

Westiepoo

The hybrid Westiepoo is a happy, family oriented dog that loves to be around others and gets along famously with household pets and older kids.

Yorkillon

The combination of the delicate Papillon and the spunky Yorkshire Terrier results in this unique designer dog. The Yorkillon is sweet, cute, and friendly.

Pitsky

The Pitsky is a handsome, muscular cross between an American Pitbull Terrier and a Siberian or Alaskan Husky. They do best in high energy households.

Knifefish

Knifefish are a fascinating species of freshwater fish belonging to the eel family. They are characterized by their long, tapered bodies and anal fins.

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

Flagfish

Flagfish are a small fish that are semi-aggressive in nature. These fish may not do well if multiple males of the same species are kept together.

Pudelpointer

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

Gobies

Gobies are one of the largest families of fish comprised of over 2000 separate species. Most species rarely grow more than a couple of inches in length.

Russian Harlequin Hound

The Russian Harlequin Hound has excellent hunting skills and also makes a pleasant family pet. This scenthound as a friendly and good-natured breed.

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.

Scolden Terrier

The bold little Scolden Terrier brings the gentle nature of the Golden Retriever together with the willful personality of the Scottish Terrier

Pointer

The Pointer is a affectionate, active and intelligent family friendly dog with a strong built and high energy levels that loves to hunt.

Rottweiler

Rottweilers can make loyal and trustworthy pets that are worthy of the distinction of "guard dog." But what makes Rottweiler tick?

Groenendael

With his solid black coat, athletic build, and bright temperament, the Groenendael (Belgian Sheepdog) sets himself apart from other breeds.

West Highland White Terrier

Easily recognizable with its white mane and dark eyes, the West Highland White Terrier (Westie) will amaze you with its joyful and devoted personality.

Marine Angelfish

Marine angelfish are found primarily in tropical waters and shallow reefs. They are known for their laterally compressed bodies and bright colorations.

Weimapeake

The Weimapeake is a cross between a purebred Chesapeake Bay Retriever and Weimaraner. They make fantastic family pets and prefer being around people.

Labrottie

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

Labradane

The Labradane is a hybrid mix of the Labrador Retriever and Great Dane. His loving, social nature means he gets along well with kids and other dogs.

Fo Tzu

Fo Tzu is a recent designer dog breed and it is developed by crossing a Toy Fox Terrier to a Shih Tzu. Read to find out moe about these playful dogs!

Dutch Shepherd

You may be better acquainted with its cousins, the German and Belgian Shepherds, but the Dutch Shepherd is an all-around amazing dog for an active family.

Bruno Jura Hound

Though you may not have heard of him, the Bruno Jura Hound has ancient origins. Developed during the Middle Ages, this breed remains a talented hunter.

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.

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.