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.

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.

Porcelaine

Porcelaine Basics Unique in both name and appearance, the Porcelaine is thought to be one of the oldest French scent hounds. This dog has a white, shining co…

Great Golden Dane

If you want a gentle giant with a soul of a puppy, choose Great Golden Dane. These designer dogs are mixes between Golden Retriever and the Great Dane.

Posavac Hound

With large, floppy ears, a short flat coat, and red-and-white coloration, the Posavac Hound is the spitting image of the hound type.

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.

Cocker Spaniel

In this brief guide, we'll take a look at the Cocker Spaniel and address how it became a breed synonymous with "quality dog."

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.

Kooikerhondje

Playful and affectionate, the Kooikerhondje is safe and reliable with children. His love for the water and playing makes him a great companion for kids.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

The Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a distinctive breed, thanks to the poof ball on the top of his head. The Dandie is ideal for both urban and country living.

Newfoundland

Boasting a love of water, children and people in general, the Newfoundland dog is one of the cuddliest things to come out of Canada, eh.

Scoodle

The Scoodle is a cross between a purebred Poodle and Scottish Terrier. This is a breed that is known for its energy and playfulness,

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.

Cao De Castro Laboreiro

A large and impressive livestock herding breed, the Cao de Castro Laboreiro is fairly rare outside his home country of Portugal.

Basschshund

The Basschshund is known for its playful nature, which makes for an entertaining dog who will always try to bring a smile to your face.

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.

Poolky

The vocal little Poolky brings the playful smarts of the Miniature Poodle together with the spirited nature of the Silky Terrier for a fun family dog.

Ratshi Terrier

Curious to see if the Ratshi Terrier is the dog for you? Read on to learn more about the Shih Tzu and Rat Terrier mix before deciding!

English Foxhound

Originally bred as a hunting dog, the English Foxhound is an iconic symbol of the British Hunt. It is a strongly built breed and has muscular legs.

Native American Indian Dog

The Native American Indian Dog is an attractive breed with a wild appearance very similar to their ancestors. These dogs can grow to be fairly large.

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.

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

Foxhoodle

The energetic Foxhoodle brings together the outgoing English Foxhound and the playful Poodle. He loves to be front and center in all family activities.

Chipit Dog

The Chipit dog is a mix of sassy Chihuahua and brawny American Pit Bull terrier. Chipits lively nature and sturdy physique make them ideal for families.

Jatese

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

Basset Bleu De Gascogne

Also known as the Blue Gascony Basset, the Basset Bleu de Gascogne is a hound-type breed known for its short legs and spotted body.

Labrala

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

Harrier

Often mistaken for an oversized Beagle or an undersized Foxhound, the Harrier's regal stature and expressive eyes set him apart from the rest of the hounds.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a tenacious, lovable dog with lots of personality. It's an assertive dog that will make its presence known to strangers.

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.

Broholmer

Also known as a Danish Mastiff, the Broholmer is a large dog from Denmark. Despite its size and powerful build, this breed is a calm and good-tempered dog.

Lionfish

Lionfish are a species of fish belonging to the scorpionfish family. They are known for their bright colorations, flowing fins and venomous tentacles.

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.

Damselfish

Damselfish are a colorful species of saltwater fish popular in the modern saltwater aquarium hobby. They come from tropical coral reefs around the world.

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!

Mini Golden Retriever

The Mini Golden Retriever incorporates the Golden Retriever, Cocker Spaniel and Miniature Poodle. A great family dog that is friendly and loveable.

Mauxie

The gorgeous Mauxie leaves no one indifferent. This popular designer dog breed was created by crossing the short-legged Dachshund with the fluffy Maltese.

Giant Schnoodle

The Giant Schnoodle is a hybrid of a Standard Poodle and a Giant Schnauzer. He's a wonderfully loyal and fun family dog who loves to cuddle.

Grande Bleu De Gascogne

The Grande Bleu de Gascogne is a strong and dependable hunting breed. This breed is a pack hound that generally responds well to training.

Yorkshire Terrier

Originating in England as rat and small vermin hunters, the cuddly Yorkshire Terrier has become a go-to lap dog. A feisty breed, the Yorkie loves attention.

Bassugg

A mix of Basset Hound and Pug, the Bassugg is a friendly, loveable pooch that's ideal for couples, singles or families looking for their first dog.

Spanish Mastiff

The Spanish Mastiff is a large dog with a heavy, muscular build. They are noble and dignified, even though they can appear lazy at times.

Griffon Nivernais

The Griffon Nivernais is just as talented in tracking down small game as he is coursing larger game. This breed was developed as a scenthound in France.

Miniature Shar-Pei

The Miniature Shar-Pei shares their history with the traditional Chinese Shar-Pei but they have been selectively bred down in size.

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.

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.

German Shorthaired Pointer

Loyal and athletic, the German Shorthaired Pointer is best when it's active. That's because the breed were bred for hunting.

Beauceroodle

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

Golden Saint

Meet Golden Saint, a designer dog that brings together two well-loved purebreds together, the Golden Retriever and Saint Bernard.

Belgian Shepherd

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

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.

Grand Griffon Vendeen

The Grand Griffon Vendeen is known for its friendly and outgoing nature as well as its superb hunting skills. It does have a bit of an independent streak.

Golden Corgi

Corgis and Golden Retrievers are some of the most adored dog breeds on the planet, and their mixed offspring doesn’t disappoint, either.

Rottweiler

Rottweilers can make loyal and trustworthy pets that are worthy of the distinction of "guard dog." But what makes Rottweiler tick?

Westphalian Dachsbracke

The Westphalian Dachsbracke comes from a long line of hunting dogs. This short-legged German breed is alert, active, and energetic.

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.

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

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!

Welsh Springer Spaniel

The Welsh Springer Spaniel is an athlete that can be happy flushing birds in the fields or playing Frisbee in the yard. This dog will keep you active.

Pugalier

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

Golden Pyrenees

A wonderful family dog, the Golden Pyrenees, also referred to as the Great Pytreiver, is a mix between a Golden Retriever and Great Pyrenees.