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.

Ewokian

The Ewokian is a designer dog breed developed by crossing two toy dogs, the Havanese and the Pomeranian. Their teddy-bear look charms everybody!

Anatolian Shepherd Dog

The easygoing Anatolian Shepherd Dog loves kids and will spend hours playing with them. It needs a large home with lots of space, and loves to be outside.

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.

Exotic Shorthair

The quiet and docile Exotic Shorthair adapts easily to any environment, getting along well with dogs and children. They are inquisitive and outgoing.

Gar

Characterized by their long bodies and similarly elongated jaws, gar are kept in large aquariums and require very specialized care by experienced aquarists.

Miniature Bulldog

Miniature Bulldog usually refers to a hybrid mix of a purebred Bulldog with a purebred Pug, but can also be a purebred Bulldogs bred down for size.

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.

Affen Tzu

The fearless little Affen Tzu brings the sweet-natured personality of the Shih Tzu together with the spunky spirit of the Affenpinscher.

Daug

The Daug was developed by crossing the short-legged Dachshund with the wrinkly-faced Pug. Needless to say, the Daug is one cute and charming pooch!

Turkish Van

Curious and intelligent by nature, the Turkish Van is an adventurous and entertaining companion. Unlike many cats, they love water, and will even swim.

Tibetan Terrier

The Tibetan Terrier is an intelligent and mischievous dog that will be dedicated to its family. An excellent companion that is happy in most homes.

Patterpoo

The Patterpoo is a hybrid of a Patterdale Terrier and a Miniature Poodle. This dog is affectionate and loves to snuggle up with his family in the evening.

Kishu

The Kishu is a Japanese dog breed developed thousands of years ago. These dogs are very loyal to family and tend to get along best with one person.

Caravan Hound

The Caravan Hound is a medium-sized breed with a lithe body similar to that of the Greyhound. A sighthound traditionally used for hunting and guarding.

Pomimo

The Pomimo is a cross between a purebred Pomeranian and American Eskimo. They're wonderful first-time pets for families who have children.

Jatese

The Jatese, or the Maltichin, brings together two companion breeds into one cute package- the Maltese and the Japanese Chin.

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.

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.

Irish Doodle

The Irish Doodle is a super cute, friendly, and light-hearted medium-sized crossbreed. This designer dog is a mix of Irish Setter and Poodle.

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.

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.

Toxirn

The confident little Toxirn brings the sassy but devoted nature of the Chihuahua together with the spirited, playful personality of the Cairn Terrier.

Silky Tzu

The sweet-natured little Silky Tzu is a playful combination of the often feisty, headstrong Shih Tzu and the lively, super-alert Silky Terrier.

Basset Fauve De Bretagne

The Basset Fauve de Bretagne is a lovable small dog sporting a wiry fawn-colored coat. This breed has short legs and a compact frame.

Pomerat

Also known as the Pomerat Terrier, this hybrid dog was developed by crossing the feisty Pomeranian and the playful Rat Terrier.

European Shorthair

Today, the sleek and stocky European Shorthair may be the most common feline in Europe, and it may also be the oldest feline breed in continental Europe.

Schipperke

Well-suited for closed environments, the Schipperke is energetic and playful. The Schipperke is versatile and can make a great addition to your household.

Belgian Sheepdog

Elegant, sporting a lovely basic black coat, the Belgian Sheepdog is graceful and versatile. He is happiest when he has specific duties to perform.

Labrala

The Labrala melds the gentle nature of the Labrador Retriever with the active disposition of the Vizsla to produce a wonderful family pet.

Korean Jindo

The Korean Jindo is known for being fiercely loyal to its owners and for its gentle nature. This is a fiercely loyal breed that bonds closely with family.

White Shepherd

The White Shepherd was developed from German Shepherds with the recessive gene for a white coat. It is a unique, attractive breed and highly intelligent dog

Bolo Tzu

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

Dachshund

You may know it as the "Weiner Dog," but its actual breed name is Dachshund. There are 3 types of Dachshunds: long-haired, wired-haired and short-haired.

Ram Cichlids

Ram Cichlids (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi) are a species of freshwater cichlid that can be found in slow-moving waters throughout the Orinoco River basin.

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.

American Bullhuahua

The American Bullhuahua melds the American Bulldog with the Chihuahua. The American Bullhuahua is a highly social dog who loves people.

Muggin

A mix of Pug and Miniature Pinscher, the Muggin is an adorable little furball with an enthusiastic outlook on life and playful nature.

Doxie Cairn

If you like little dogs with a lot of spunk, you'll love the Doxie Cairn! This designer dog was developed by crossing a Dachshund with the Cairn Terrier.

Braque Francais

Originally bred for hunting, the Braque Francais has easily made the transition to the ideal family pet. This pooch is one of the least dominant dog breeds.

Istrian Shorthaired Hound

The Istrian Shorthaired Hound is a hunting dog, not a household pet. This active working dog is a calm and even-tempered breed.

Dalmatian

Often associated as the kind of dogs who help firemen and police, the Dalmatian is a notoriously good workers and are known as an assertive, friendly breed.

Netherland Dwarf Rabbit

The Netherland Dwarf rabbit is one of the most popular rabbit breed in the world. These rabbits can be shy and slightly skittish.

Silkese

The Silkese was developed by crossbreeding two toy dog breeds, the Maltese and a Silky Terrier. This designer dog is ideally suited to seniors and singles.

Czechoslovakian Vlcak

The Czechoslovakian Vlcak or Czech Wolf Dog is a new breed of dog first bred as a military attack dog. It looks more like a wolf than it does a dog.

Sloughi

The sleek Sloughi makes for a handsome and energetic family companion. This dog is happiest when he has a large, fenced backyard in which to run and play.

Cinnamon Rabbit

The Cinnamon Rabbit boasts a docile personality and a beautiful, soft coat. They are perfect for first-time owners and families with children.

Cairmal

The Cairmal is a lively little dog brings the fun-loving characteristics of the Maltese together with the plucky personality of the Cairn Terrier.

Basenji

A small breed boasting a regal look, the Basenji is known as the barkless dog. It belongs in the hound group, but exhibits many terrier-like behaviors.

French Angora Rabbit

The French Angora Rabbit is a docile, sweet rabbit who love to hop around freely, whether indoors or out. They have a long list of coat colors and markings.

Sco-Shi

The scruffy little Sco-Shi brings together the feisty personality of the Shih Tzu and the tenacious nature of the Scottish Terrier for a loyal family pooch.

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.

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.

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.

Pushon

The bold little Pushon is a playful combination of the happy, friendly Pug and the gentle, sensitive Bichon Frise for a wonderful lapdog.

Alusky

The Alusky is a cross between a purebred Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute. These dogs are charming, loyal, loving, outgoing, and playful.

Whippet

Known as sweet and friendly, the athletic Whippet is recognized for having an expression that actually closely resembles a smile.

German Pinscher

The German Pinscher comes from a long line of German breeds and it was used in the development of the Doberman Pinscher and the Rottweiler.

Beardoodle

The Beardoodle is a fun combination of the smart Poodle and the stubborn Bearded Collie. A great family dog who loves to play and hang out with his people.

Portuguese Pointer

An asset to the bird hunter, the Portuguese Pointer is considered to be one of the ultimate gundogs. He is a loyal watchdog who is reliable with children.

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.