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.

Tibetan Spaniel

He may be small, but don't be fooled - the alert Tibetan Spaniel will stand on guard and let you know if a stranger is getting too close to your home.

Koolie

The Koolie played a role in the development of the Australian Cattle Dog. An intelligent and hard-working breed that generally responds well to training.

Pomeranian

The Pomeranian is a wonderful addition to the family, thanks to its docile temperament, intelligence and devotion. Expect this do to be easily trainable.

Silky Cocker

The Silky Cocker is a designer dog breed that was developed by crossing the Maltese with a Cocker Spaniel. Find out more about their traits and care!

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.

Wee-Chon

The Wee-Chon is a cross between a purebred Bichon Frise and West Highland White Terrier. An energetic, affectionate, and playful little dog.

Mountain Mastiff

The Mountain Mastiff is a cross between a purebred Bernese Mountain Dog and Mastiff. It's a popular breed because they are sensitive, docile, and kind.

Thai Cat

The Thai Cat is intelligent, clever, and talkative, often telling their owners how they feel. This cat breed can be quite demanding for your attention.

German Rex

German Rex cats are lively and friendly, and they'll get along really well with just about anyone, from young children to the elderly.

Volpino Italiano

Upon first glance, you might think the Volpino Italiano is some kind of cross between a Pomeranian and an American Eskimo Dog.

Pomeagle

One of the many popular designer dog breeds, the Pomeagle is a cross between two well-known and loved breeds, the feisty Pomeranian and the loyal Beagle.

Black Mouth Cur

If you are looking for a rugged, strongly muscled working dog then look no further than the Black Mouth Cur. These dogs can be trained for a variety of uses

Clownfish

Clownfish are the most popular species of fish amongst saltwater aquarium enthusiasts. They are characterized by their beautiful colorations..

Australian Labradoodle

The Australian Labradoodle is a cross with Poodle, Labrador Retriever, American and English Cocker Spaniels, Irish Water Spaniel and Curly Coated Retriever.

Aegean Cat

Tracing its originals to Greece, the Aegean cat is a natural feline breed that developed without human intervention, making it a healthy and hardy breed.

American Bobtail

Fun, playful, affectionate and endlessly interested in whatever their humans are doing, the American Bobtail cheerfully initiates games of fetch.

Dach Griffon

The spunky, cheerful, and bubbly Dach Griffon is a new designer dog, developed by crossing the Dachshund with Brussels Griffon.

Boykin Spaniel

A medium sized dog, the Boykin Spaniel has made its way from a waterfowl retrieving breed to a faithful companion that fits into a number of households.

Beaglier

The Beaglier is a mix of Beagle and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. These adorable pooches crave human attention and will be stuck to your side.

Papi-Poo

The Papi-Poo is a cross between a purebred Papillon and Poodle.This little dogs is devoted, loving, smart, and even a little mischievous.

Cavapoo

The low-shedding Cavapoo is a great companion dog whose small stature makes him a perfect fit for apartment dwellers, seniors, and singles, and families.

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.

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.

Cavachon

If you can't make up your mind between the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Bichon Frise, the Cavachon may be just the dog you are looking for.

Chinese Crested

The Chinese Crested dog is considered one of the best companion breeds for lots of reasons - its appearance, general demeanor and ability to perform tricks.

Hatchetfish

Freshwater hatchetfish are a type of ray-finned fishes belonging to the family Gasteropelecidae. There are three genera, with nine different species.

Armant

The Armant is an Egyptian sheepdog breed known for its loyalty and herding ability. Developed as a farm dog, this breed is smart and highly trainable.

French Bullhuahua

A French Bullhuahua is a mix between two purebred dogs: a French Bulldog and a Chihuahua. These are sassy, energetic small dogs that do great in apartments.

Swordtail

A relatively hardy and easy to care for livebearer, the swordtail is one of the most popular aquarium fish species among beginner aquarists.

African Cichlids

African cichlids are considered to be one of the most diverse, intelligent, active and colorful families of freshwater fish in the modern aquarium hobby.

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.

German Longhaired Pointer

The German Longhaired Pointer or GLP is a large-breed dog developed in Germany as a multipurpose gundog. These dogs are closely related to other pointers.

Russian Harlequin Hound

The Russian Harlequin Hound has excellent hunting skills and also makes a pleasant family pet. This scenthound as a friendly and good-natured breed.

Sussex Spaniel

If you are looking for a calm, friendly breed that is great with kids and has a noble appearance, look no further than the Sussex Spaniel. Very loyal breed.

Tzu Basset

The easy-going Tzu Basset brings together the friendly Basset Hound and the headstrong Shih Tzu for a great family pet and companion.

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.

Himalayan Rabbit

The Himalayan rabbit is gentle and patient, making them the perfect pet for families with young children or seniors. Perfect size for little hands.

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.

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.

Russian Blue

The Russian Blue Cat is good with children and other pets, and is generally gentle, quiet and shy in nature. This breed is intuitive to its owners' moods.

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.

Holland Lop

The Holland Lop is a dwarf rabbit, which means it should weigh about 4 lbs. once fully grown. It is recognized in a variety of colors and groups.

Shichi

The Shichi is a small dog with a big personality - just look at our Dog-in-Residence, Oscar! A cross between a purebred Chihuahua and Shih Tzu.

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.

German Sheppweiler

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

Bernese Mountain Dog

When you think of a dog with a classic, tri-colored coat appearance, there's a good chance you've met a the Bernese Mountain Dog.

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.

Anglo-Francais De Petite Venerie

It's easy to tell that the Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie is a French hound. Its medium size, tricolor coat, and muscular build are all familiar sights.

Snorkie

The Snorkie (Miniature Schnauzer and Yorkshire Terrier) is an intelligent little dog that thrives on human interaction and is a devoted family pet.

Puginese

The Puginese is a cross between a purebred Pekingese and Pug. They are described as cheerful and playful, as well as social and affectionate.

Boxachi

The Boxachi combines the feisty nature of the Chihuahua and the playful personality of the Boxer. A fun-loving, medium-sized family dog.

New World Cichlids

New World Cichlids are some of the most diverse freshwater fish species in the world. The colors and patterns of New World Cichlids are highly varied.

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.

Chromis

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

Filefish

Filefish are a curious species of saltwater fish. They are characterized by their rhomboid shaped bodies, thick, sandpaper-like skin and small, fleshy fins.

Chinook

The Chinook has an even temperament and is gentle and loving. Because they are mellow and patient, they are great with children as well as disabled people.

Boston Yorkie

The parents of Boston Yorkie are two purebred dogs, the Yorkshire Terrier and the Boston Terrier. Read on to find out all about these rare designer breed!

Entlebucher Mountain Dog

The Entlebucher Mountain Dog is the smallest, but in no way least significant, member of the family of four Swiss mountain dogs or Sennenhunds.

Pom-Coton

The loving, kind nature of these small dogs, as well as their ease of trainability, can be considered the reason why Pom-Coton dogs are so popular.

Cock A Tzu

The sweet-natured Cock A Tzu is a fun-loving combination of the outgoing Cocker Spaniel and the playful yet stubborn little Shih Tzu.