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.

Torkie

The Torkie a mix between a Yorkshire Terrier and a Toy Fox Terrier. These designer dogs are sassy, smart and sweet- read on to find out more about them!

Saint Bernard

The Saint Bernard originally made a name for itself as a Swiss rescue dog. A friendly, unassuming breed that is loved by all who cross its path.

Cavapom

A mix of Pomeranian and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, the cute and affectionate Cavapom is makes a wonderful family pet or a companion for singles.

Peek-A-Pom

The sweet Peek-A-Pom is also known as Peekapom and Pominese. This designer toy dog breed was developed by crossing the Pekingese and Pomeranian.

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.

Serengeti

The Serengeti cat looks much like the gorgeous African Serval. His long legs allow him to jump up to 7 feet, and this breed is known for being vocal.

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.

Jatzu

The Jatzu is a Japanese Chin and Shih Tzu mix and will inherit the traits of both parents. Read on to find out more about these unique dogs!

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.

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.

Boston Huahua

The Boston Huahua brings the sweet disposition of the Boston Terrier together with the inquisitive nature of the Chihuahua.

Chion

The Chion is a designer/hybrid dog, and is the product of two small but highly intelligent and self-assured little breeds; the Chihuahua and the Papillon.

Yorkie-Poo

Active and energetic, the Yorkie-Poo is truly a clown in disguise. He will cheer up the saddest person and light up the room with his funny, little antics

Doberman Pinscher

In the U.S., these dogs can simply be known as Dobermans, but the Doberman and the Doberman Pinscher are just two names for the same breed.

Russian-European Laika

The Russian-European Laika is a hunting dog known for its ability to tree game, though it has also been used to hunt game birds, moose, and even bear.

Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever is among the most popular dog breeds out there today. This breed is loyal, easy to get along with, and easy to train.

Boston Terrier

The Boston Terrier is as famous a breed as any and is popular enough to be the pet in a number of families' homes all across America.

Aki-Poo

The Aki-Poo brings together the eager-to-please the Poodle and the protective the Akita. A protective dog that is known to be playful and affectionate.

Molly

The Molly is one of the most popular species of livebearers in aquarium culture. It is a hardy and adaptable species and are great for beginner aquarists.

Chromis

Chromis are an extremely popular family of saltwater fish. They are characterized by their slim, oval shaped bodies and bright colorations.

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.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Outgoing, playful, loving, and companionable dogs, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi makes a great family pet, as it plays wonderfully with children.

Belgian Shepherd

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

Devonshire Rex

The Devonshire Rex is one of the most fun-loving of all cats. Loyal and devoted to its humans, you are owned by the Devon, not the other way around.

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.

Cymric

The Cymric cat breed is known for its intelligence and fun-loving personality. These cats make wonderful family pets, as they are quite gentle.

Malteagle

The Malteagle combines the playful Maltese personality with the loyal and loving Beagle. An affectionate little dog with the easy-going personality.

Great Pyrenees

Sporting a thick, weather resistant white coat, the Great Pyrenees is a gentle giant. Quiet and tolerant, it is a wonderful playmate for kids of all ages.

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.

Bichonaranian

Bichonaranian, also known as Pomachon or Pom Frise, is one of the more recent additions to the diverse and rich world of designer dog breeds.

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.

Cirneco Dell’Etna

The Cirneco dellEtna is a small, slender dog, an ancient breed native to the island of Sicily valued for its intelligence and natural hunting ability.

Pootalian

The Pootalian is a cross between a purebred Poodle and Italian Greyhound. They are known for their intelligence, alertness, and loyal personality.

Zuchon

No, that's not a teddy bear - it's a Zuchon! A designer dog breed, the Zuchon is a mix of Shih Tzu and Bichon Frise. A wonderful addition to your family!

Somali

Alert and personable, the Somali is an intelligent cat that loves life. They will play with anything - including bowls of water - for hours on end.

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.

Sapsali

The Sapsali (known as the Sapsaree), is native Korean dog. This shaggy dog's name means "One that roots out evil spirits," believed to keep away ghosts.

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.

Irish Terrier

Versatility should be the middle name of the Irish Terrier. This breed is full of energy and courage. He doesn't realize that he is a medium-sized dog.

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!

Banter Bulldogge

The Banter Bulldogge is a cross between a purebred Boxer and a Bulldog. They will get along well with kids, and they will remain loyal.

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.

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.

Dutch Rabbit

The Dutch rabbit is one of the oldest domestic rabbit breeds. This rabbit's flyback fur is short, glossy and easy to maintain, and they love to play.

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.

Tamaskan

The Tamaskan may look like a wolf, but this breed is all dog. This pooch was selectively bred by dog breeders in order to create this type of appearance

Highland Maltie

The Highland Maltie combines the fun-loving personality of the Maltese with the bold little West Highland White Terrier for a wonderful dog.

Airedoodle

A mix of Standard Poodle and Airedale Terrier, the Airedoodle is relatively new to North America. This active and beautiful pooch is a great family dog.

Mastiff

Look up Mastiff online and you'll be greeted with a plethora of options. The Mastiff is such a varied and multifaceted division in the world of dog breeds.

Leonberger

The Leonberger is a giant breed of dog that is a bundle of energy and craves being close to his family. A relatively easy dog to train.

Double Doodle

The Double Doodle is a hybrid of three great breeds; the ever-popular Labrador retriever, Goldendoodle and the Labradoodle.

Minuet Cat

The Minuet Cat is a cross between a Persian and a Munchkin cat. These cats are really affectionate and social, as they love to be around people.

Plott

The Plott is a brave and courageous hunter as well as a loyal family companion. He is a high-energy dog and needs an active family to keep him happy.

Basset Hound

The Basset Hound is a smooth, short-coated dog, with a long, heavy body and wrinkly, short legs. It is easy-going and gets along with children and pets.

Schapso

The Schapso is a cross between a purebred Lhasa Apso and Miniature Schnauzer. This little dog has a friendly, loving, and loyal disposition.

Morkie

Tiny and adorable, the Morkie is an affectionate crossbreed who loves people and pets. He attaches to his family, which can be a problem when left alone.

Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog was bred for he Czechoslovak Special Forces as an attack dog but has come to be used for search and rescue.

Pomillon

The friendly little Pomillon blends the super social nature of the Papillon with the exuberance of the Pomeranian. A gentle, eager-to-please pooch.

Bukovina Sheepdog

The Bukovina Sheepdog is known for his gentle temperament and fearless nature. These dogs are naturally calm and balanced in terms of temperament.

Maltichon

The lovely Maltichon was developed by crossing the Maltese and Bichon Frise, two well-loved toy breeds. Find out what makes this designer dog so popular!