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.

Chesa-Poo

The Chesa-Poo brings together the playful personality of the Poodle and the gentle nature of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever.

Miniature Husky

The Miniature Husky is loving and energetic, eager to spend time with his family - especially if it involves a game. An entertaining and engaging dog.

Bull Terrier

The Bull Terrier can make loyal, energetic, and even a fun pet that the entire family can enjoy. Let's take a closer look at this unique terrier.

Bridoodle

The loyal, playful and sweet-natured Bridoodle brings together the fun-loving Poodle and the independent Briard for a wonderful family dog.

Lakeland Terrier

The Lakeland Terrier is a lively, feisty little dog that are affectionate, friendly, and confident.This breed fits well into a variety of living situations.

Dogue De Bordeaux

The Dogue de Bordeaux has the versatility of being a strong, fearless guard but also having gentleness around the house, including with children.

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.

Affenpinscher

Shaggy but neat, the Affenpinscher has an endearing facial expression on its flat face, as well as a prominent chin, bushy eyebrows, a mustache and a beard.

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

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.

Belgian Laekenois

Bred to herd and protect, the Belgian Laekenois still has these instincts. This dog is not a suitable choice for families with young children or other pets.

Russian Doodle Terrier

The family friendly Russian Doodle Terrier is the offspring of the intelligent Standard Poodle and the protective Black Russian Terrier.

Rhodesian Ridgeback

As well as a hunter, the Rhodesian Ridgeback is a fiercely protective guardian of its family. Even though it's protective, this dog is gentle with children

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

Polish Greyhound

The Polish Greyhound is a member of the sighthound group; it's easy to see from his long legs and lithe body. Also known as Polish Sighthound.

Kerry Blue Terrier

Known for its intelligence, versatility and loyalty to its owners, the Kerry Blue Terrier loves to spend his time hunting, chasing and exploring.

Alaskan Husky

The Alaskan Husky is an intelligent and active breed that thrives as a sled dog or simply when given a job to do. Perfect for dog sports.

Bugg

So what do you get when you cross a Pug and a Boston Terrier? A bundle of cuteness is what! The Bugg designer dog breed has seen a swift rise in popularity.

Armenian Gampr

The Armenian Gampr is a big dog with a unique name - it is also unique in that it is a landrace breed. This gentle giant is inherently gentle with children.

Lhatese

The Lhatese is a cross between a purebred Lhasa Apso and Maltese. These dogs are friendly and gentle, so they will get along with everyone they meet.

Border Terrier

The smallest of the long-legged terriers, the Border Terrier is calm and friendly around the house but is also curious, independent and loves to dig.

American Pitbull Terrier

The American Pitbull Terrier often gets a bad rap for being an aggressive breed. In reality, this dog is a friendly, gentle-hearted breed you've met.

French Bull Tzu

This designer dog is a mix between a French Bulldog and a Shih Tzu. A combo of his parents, French Bull Tzu essentially looks like a fluffy Frenchie!

Groenendael

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

Cocker-Pei

The Cocker-Pei is a cross between a purebred Shar-Pei and Cocker Spaniel. They are known for being highly social dogs with friendly personalities.

German Sheprador

The German Sheprador is a mix of Labrador Retriever and German Shepherd. This dog's even-tempered personality makes him a great fit with families.

Tenterfield Terrier

The Tenterfield Terrier was developed in Australia and it is just as popular for its ability to hunt small prey as for its aptitude as a family companion.

Cardinalfish

Cardinalfish are a large family of saltwater fish made up of over 200 sub-species. Most species are extremely colorful and are a couple of inches in length.

Belgian Shepherd

Also known as the Belgian Sheepdog, the Belgian Shepherd is a beautiful, long-coated breed that comes in a variety of colors.

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.

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.

Doxle

A mix of Beagle and Dachshund breeds, the Doxle is a sweet, funny, and well-mannered companion that makes a wonderful family pet.

Shar Tzu

The easy-going Shar Tzu brings together the quiet, willful Chinese Shar-Pei and the fun, spunky Shih Tzu for a great companion dog.

Bloodhound

The Bloodhound has a personality that is among the best in the world of dogs and makes for a loyal house pet, a friendly companion, and a great friend.

Dameranian

The lovely Dameranian will charm you from the get-go! They are a good choice for seniors and families with older children, as well as apartment dwellers.

Jawfish

Jawfish are species of saltwater fish very similar in appearance to blennies. They are characterized by their comparatively larger mouths and heads.

Lagotto Romagnolo

Don't let their curly, clown-like appearance fool you. The Lagotto Romagnolo has a rich history behind it and is one of Italy's oldest known dog breeds.

Shih Apso

A designer dog, the loving Shih Apso brings together the feisty Shih Tzu and the aloof little Lhasa Apso for a fun companion dog.

Care-Tzu

The outgoing little Care-Tzu brings together the headstrong personality of the Shih Tzu and the curious nature of the Cairn Terrier.

Weshi

As a designer dog, the Weshi is a mix of two purebred parents- the Shih Tzu and the West Highland White Terrier. Find out more about these fluffy goofs!

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.

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

The Cardigan Welsh Corgi is a prime example of a dog that can be a good challenge for those who want to develop dog leadership skills.

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Thai Ridgeback

Few people in the U.S. have heard of the Thai Ridgeback, let alone seen one. It is a favored companion of those needing a loyal companion and watchdog.

Bolognese

A companion dog in every sense of the word, this small breed will be stuck at your side. Forever curious, the Bolognese want to always be with you.

Satin Angora Rabbit

The Satin Angora rabbit has wool that is finer, softer and silkier than other Angora rabbits. They are happy bunnies that are friendly with everyone.

Papitese

The Papitese combines the friendly Papillon with the bold little Maltese. He is known to train fairly easily because of his keen-to-please personality.

Pugalier

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

Silken Windhound

The Silken Windhound is a small sighthound with a long, silky coat. This breed is incredibly friendly and affectionate - a great family pet.

Anatolian Cat

The Anatolian cat is very loving and affectionate towards their human companions. Despite their large size, they are gentle, especially around children.

Havamalt

The Havamalt is a wonderful little pooch who brings together the people-loving characteristics of the Havanese and the personality of the Maltese.

Gourami

Gourami are a relatively hardy species of freshwater aquarium fish and are thus suitable for most intermediate aquarists. Square shaped, compressed body.

Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise, French for "curly white lap dog," looks similar to the Maltese, but it does have some distinctions that make it a breed in and of itself.

Beauceroodle

The Beauceroodle is a high-energy combination of the hypoallergenic, family friendly Standard Poodle and the loyal and loving Beauceron.

Bullmatian

The Bullmatian is a cross between a purebred Bulldog and Dalmatian. These dogs are friendly and charming, as well as affectionate and social.

Yorkie-Pom

The Yorkie-Pom is a lovable designer breed that is a cross between a purebred Yorkshire Terrier and a Pomeranian, making it the ultimate small-breed dog.

Irish Red and White Setter

Athletic, strong, intelligent, affectionate, energetic, and loving, the Irish Red and White Setter is great with children and other pets.

Shih-Poo

The Shih-Poo is a fun-loving and energetic little fellow. Although he doesn't need loads of exercise, he is spunky when he wants to play.

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.

Italian Greyhound

The Italian Greyhound is gentle, reserved, sensitive, and are often timid with strangers. A devoted and loyal companion, it is wonderful with children.