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.

German Shepherd

The German Shepherd is one of the most renowned breeds of dog there is. These dogs are strong, loyal, and are highly response to training.

Marine Angelfish

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

Snowshoe

The Snowshoe has a reputation for being a mellow cat with a sweet, affectionate personality. They like being with people and other pets, and with children.

French Chow

A relativelty rare designer dog breed, the French Chow is a mix between a French Bulldog and a Chow Chow that inherits the best traits of both parents.

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.

American Pugabull

The bold American Pugabull brings together the friendly nature of the Pug and the protective characteristics of the American Bulldog.

Goldador

Also known as Golden Labradors, the Goldador is a hybrid of two of the most popular dogs in North America. Ideal for a wide range of families and lifestyles

Froodle

A mix between a Poodle and a French Bulldog, Froodle crossbreed combines the best traits of its parents into one, new designer dog.

Bullador

The Bullador blends the gentle personality of the Labrador Retriever with the sweet-natured stamina of the Bulldog to produce a playful, loving family dog.

Dartfish

Dartfish are a family of small, colorful saltwater fish. They are similar in appearance to gobies and are characterized by their long, eel-like bodies.

Arabian Mau

The Arabian Mau is one of the oldest of all of the natural feline breeds. These kitties are so friendly, they will get along great with just about anyone.

Foldex

The Foldex is known for being cheerful, curious, intelligent, and active. It is also an affectionate breed, willing to approach strangers with confidence.

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.

Chinchilla Cat

The Chinchilla cat could also be referred to as the Chinchilla Persian because this breed is actually a type of Persian cat.

Silky Terrier

The Silky Terrier is an energetic, entertaining and confident companion dog. Dependable and loyal, you'll find it to be a wonderful watchdog, and friend.

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

A compact, hardy, medium-sized dog, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is lively, confident, curious, playful, congenial, and gentle.

Corgidor

The Corgidor is a cross between a purebred Labrador Retriever and Corgi. Corgidors make great family pets because they are loving and happy companions.

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.

Pug

Some people think that the Pug is related to the Bulldog, and given the physical similarities between the two, it's hard to debate that.

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.

Flat-Coated Retriever

A wonderful family companion, the Flat-Coated Retriever (known as Flatties) is cheerful, optimistic and good-humored - a true Retriever in every sense.

Asian Cichlids

There are nine species of Asian cichlids which can be found in Lebanon, Israel, Syria, Iran, India, and Sri Lanka. These cichlids are mouth brooders.

Saltwater Eels

Saltwater eels are one of the most fascinating and demanding species of fish kept by aquarists. They are characterized by their long, snake like bodies.

Puggat

The Puggat has the energy of the Rat Terrier and the clownish side of the Pug. they make wonderful companions because of their easygoing personalities.

Mini Lop

The Mini Lop makes an excellent pet for families with children and seniors. It comes in many colors and is often described as "basketball with a head."

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.

Bouvier Des Flandres

Bouvier des Flandres Basics Always an adventurer, the Bouvier des Flandres has rugged good looks and is generally ready and raring to do almost anything. His…

Pooghan

The Pooghan brings the intelligent Poodle together with the independent Afghan Hound. A gentle, friendly dog who loves to be part of all family activities.

Griffonshire

Sassy, smart, and sweet, the Griffonshire is a popular designer dog breed. Find out more about this cute Yorkshire Terrier and Brussels Griffon mix!

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.

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.

Norwegian Lundehund

The Norwegian Lundehund is an interesting breed. One of the coolest things about this dog is that it has six toes - not dew claws - on each foot.

Bullmastiff

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

Frengle

The Frengle is a cross between a purebred Beagle and French Bulldog. They are known for being affectionate, smart, playful, alert, and social.

Boglen Terrier

The Boglen Terrier is a cross between a purebred Beagle and Boston Terrier. They are intelligent, gentle, and tolerant dogs that are loyal and faithful.

Chi-Chi

The Chi-Chi brings the sassy Chihuahua personality together with the distinctive looking Chinese Crested. A bold little dog with a playful personality.

Golden Boxer

The loving Golden Boxer is a wonderful family pet that brings together the gentle Golden Retriever and the clown-like personality of the Boxer.

Tornjak

The first thing you'll notice about the Tornjak breed is its thick, wooly coat. These friendly dogs were used in Bosnia and Croatia as mountain sheep dogs.

Goberian

The Goberian is a cross between a purebred Golden Retriever and Siberian Husky. These dogs are smart, and they can learn quickly.

Irish Water Spaniel

The Irish Water Spaniel is fun-loving and mischievous. He is a formidable hunter, pointer, swimmer and retriever as well as an awesome family companion.

Anglerfish

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

Danish Swedish Farmdog

If you were to see a Danish Swedish Farmdog, you might think that it was a Jack Russell Terrier - the two breeds are similar in terms of appearance.

Redbone Retriever

The friendly Redbone Retriever brings together the sweet-natured Golden Retriever, the easygoing Labrador Retriever and the Redbone Coonhound.

Chien Français Blanc Et Noir

The Chien Franais Blanc et Noir has a very familiar look. He is a black-and-white hound that originated in France and is used for hunting in packs.

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.

Labradinger

The eager-to-please Labradinger is a cheerful blend of two working breed dogs; the friendly Labrador Retriever and the energetic English Springer Spaniel.

Bea Tzu

The pint-sized Bea Tzu brings together the feisty personality of the Shih Tzu and the good-nature characteristics of the Beagle.

Silkshund

A mixed breed pooch, the Silkshund is the offspring of the Silky Terrier and a Dachshund. This designer dog is a perfect companion for singles and seniors.

Australian Mist

The Australian Mist is a breed with a really great personality that any cat owner will love. On top of that, it's also the national cat of Australia!

Labrador Husky

Though the name of this breed suggests it is a cross between a Labrador Retriever and a Siberian Husky, the Labrador Husky is actually a separate breed.

Otterhound

Gentle natured and amiable, the Otterhound is a delightful breed of dog that practically any dog lover can easily fall in love with. A hardworking breed.

Scotchi

Great as lap and companion dogs, the Scotchi has balanced character traits: there’s a lot of fun and goofiness to go around, but they are gentle and affectionate as well.

American Cocker Spaniel

If you are looking for a small, friendly dog then look no further than the American Cocker Spaniel. You'll love his floppy ears, soft coat and friendly eyes

Field Spaniel

The Field Spaniel (Fieldie) is affectionate, loving and playful. His gentleness, patience and energy level make him a reliable playmate for kids of all ages

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.

Toxirn

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

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.

Toyger

The name "Toyger" is a combination of the words "toy" and "tiger." When you see one, you'll know why it has this name: it looks like a miniature tiger.

Finnish Lapphund

The Finnish Lapphund combines the physical characteristics of a typical Northern dog with the temperament and personality of a herder.

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.