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.

Bichpoo

Also known as a Poochon or Bichon Poodle, the Bichpoo is a mix of a Bichon Frise and a Toy (or Miniature) poodle. He has a small but sturdy stature.

English Springer Spaniel

As a classic hunting and retrieval dog, the English Springer Spaniel is friendly around the home and obedient enough to make a great outdoor dog.

Affenpug

The bold, fun-loving little Affenpug dog brings together the charm of the Pug and the willful nature of the Affenpinscher.

Oscars

Oscars are one of the most popular species of freshwater fish in the aquarium hobby today. They are also a highly intelligent species of fish.

Australian Shepherd

With its trainability and eagerness to please, the Australian Shepherd is regarded for its skills in obedience and its considerable energy and drive.

Boerboel

A strong and impressive dog, the Boerboel is protective and loyal to his family. The Boerboel can be an awesome guard dog as well as a loving companion.

Miniature Aussiedoodle

The adorable Miniature Aussiedoodle combines the hypo-allergenic Miniature Poodle with the play Miniature Australian Shepherd.

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.

Dragonets

Dragonets are a family of small, vibrantly colored saltwater fish. There are over 130 species of dragonets identified and similar in appearance to gobies.

Pugalier

The friendly Pugalier brings together the bold little Pug and the gentle Cavalier King Charles Spaniel for a affectionate, playful companion dog.

Pocket Pitbull

The Pocket Pitbull is an intelligent and active breed that maintains a small but stocky stature. This breed is loyal and affectionate with family and kids.

Lab Pointer

The Lab Pointer is a hybrid of Labrador Retriever and Pointer. An intelligent, energetic dog that is the perfect addition to the active family.

Malti-Pug

The big personality of the Malti-Pug is a blend of the playful Maltese and the super alert Pug. A cute little dog with the big personality.

Scottish Straight

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

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.

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.

Taigan Dog

The Taigan Dog is a type of sighthound that can achieve speeds up to 60 km/h. It is an intelligent, gentle and even-tempered breed.

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.

Pudelpointer

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

Snakeheads

Snakeheads are a species of tropical fish popular among experienced aquarists. They get their name from their flattened shape and the scales on their head.

Can De Palleiro

The name Can de Palleiro translates literally to "haystack dog" and this breed is extremely rare. This dog is known for his protective instincts.

Saarloos Wolfhound

The Saarloos Wolfhound is unique in that it exhibits more natural wolf-like behaviors, as it was developed from crossing a German Shepherd with a wolf.

Frenchton

The Froston is a cross between a purebred Boston Terrier and French Bulldog. These dogs are playful, but they are also calm and laid-back.

Mudi

A medium-sized dog bred for herding, the Mudi is an exceptional and intelligent companion. This dog is a rare breed, as less than a few thousand exist today

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.

Icelandic Sheepdog

Also known as the Icelandic Spitz or Icelandic Dog, the adorable Icelandic Sheepdog is Iceland's only native canine breed.

American Ringtail Cat

The American Ringtail Cat (also known as the Ringtail Sing-a-Ling) is a fairly new experimental breed that started with a rescued cat named Solomon in 1998.

Peacock Cichlids

Compared to other Lake Malawi cichlids, Peacock cichlids are relatively peaceful. They come in a wide variety of bright colors, often in iridescent shades.

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.

Minskin

The Minskin has very short legs, but they retain the same level of agility as any other active breed. The Minskin is good with children and other pets.

Kooikerhondje

Playful and affectionate, the Kooikerhondje is safe and reliable with children. His love for the water and playing makes him a great companion for kids.

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.

Airedale Terrier

Of all the terriers, there may be none that so embody what we imagine this type of dog to be than an Airedale Terrier. They are known as quick learners.

Irish Wolfhound

Known as the tallest of dog breeds, the Irish Wolfhound is a gentle giant. This breed is easy going, soft natured, calm, sensitive, sweet, and patient.

German Sheppweiler

The loving German Sheppweiler brings the smarts of the German Shepherd Dog together with the calm, confident nature of the Rottweiler.

South Russian Ovtcharka

Though they may look cute and cuddly, the South Russian Ovtcharka is actually protective and it will stop at nothing to defend its families.

Serbian Hound

With his deep red coloration, the Serbian Hound is a beautiful breed that serves dual purposes as a talented pack hunter and a devoted 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.

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.

Polish Tatra Sheepdog

The Polish Tatra Sheepdog was developed as a mountain herding breed which means that it has a independent nature and a strong will.

Cao De Castro Laboreiro

A large and impressive livestock herding breed, the Cao de Castro Laboreiro is fairly rare outside his home country of Portugal.

Horgi

The Horgi (aka Siborgi) is a mix of a Pembroke or Cardigan Welsh Corgi and the Siberian Husky. This outgoing little hybrid dog is a great companion.

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.

Mini Labradoodle

The Mini Labradoodle is a mixture of Labrador Retriever, Cocker Spaniel, and Toy or Miniature Poodle. A loyal, obedient dog with a playful, energetic side.

Chipit Dog

The Chipit dog is a mix of sassy Chihuahua and brawny American Pit Bull terrier. Chipits lively nature and sturdy physique make them ideal for families.

West Highland Doxie

The adorable West Highland Doxie has two purebred parents; the Dachshund and the West Highland White Terrier. Read on to find out about this designer dog!

Westphalian Dachsbracke

The Westphalian Dachsbracke comes from a long line of hunting dogs. This short-legged German breed is alert, active, and energetic.

Pumi

A multi-functional dog, the Pumi is often used as a sheepdog, guard and hunting dog. He fits in to a family setting and makes a wonderful companion.

Longdog

The Longdog is s cross between a Greyhound, plus another sightseeing hound such as a Whippet, Scottish Deerhound and Saluki.

Pineranian

The friendly, intelligent, and sweet Pineranian combines the best traits of its parental breeds, the fierce Miniature Pinscher and the cute Pomeranian.

American Bulldog

It may have its roots in fighting and working, but the American Bulldog is a big old softie at heart. He's a much-loved companion in many lucky households.

Weimaraner

But what is it about the greyish, monochromatic Weimaraner that attracts so many people as pet owners? Is it just a matter of the personality?

American Fuzzy Lop

The American Fuzzy Lop is sweet, energetic rabbit that is known to be great for show, fur and pet purposes. It's wool coat can be spun into yarn

French Pomerbull

Small, sweet, and sassy, the French Pomberbull really takes the prize as being one of the most adorable hybrid breeds around.

Moscow Watchdog

The Moscow Watchdog is the epitome of the term "gentle giant". They are descended from breeds including the Saint Bernard and the Caucasian Shepherd Dog.

Mastidoodle

The sweet-natured Mastidoodle brings together the loyal Poodle and the gentle Mastiff for an easygoing family dog that loves kids.

Neapolitan Mastiff

Although not aggressive by nature, the Neapolitan Mastiff has the look that will scare off any intruder. This breed is truly a gentle giant and gentleman.

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.

Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen

Bred in France to be a hunting canine, the Grand Basset Griffon Vendeen is now popular as a kid-friendly, pet-friendly dog breed.

Frogfish

The species known as frogfish are all members of the family Antennariidae which is sometimes known as the anglerfish family, especially in Australia.