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.

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!

Acara Cichlids

Most acara cichlids are somewhat aggressive and territorial and they have a tendency to eat smaller fish. Acaras come in a wide range of colors.

Saltwater Goby Fish

Saltwater Goby Fish are a large family of fish made up of over 2000 distinct species. Most species of saltwater goby fish are extremely small in size.

Golden Pei

Learn more about the Golden Pei, a rare designer dog breed developed by crossing the affectionate Golden Retriever and devoted Chinese Shar-Pei.

Tibetan Terrier

The Tibetan Terrier is an intelligent and mischievous dog that will be dedicated to its family. An excellent companion that is happy in most homes.

Andalusian Hound

The Andalusian Hound comes in three sizes - small, medium, and large. This hunting breed is known for its excellent sight, hearing, and sense of smell.

Cão Da Serra De Aires

The Co da Serra de Aires is also known as the Portuguese Sheepdog. These breed bonds closely with family and they are always eager to please.

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.

Lapponian Herder

The Lapponian Herder is one of Finland's five national dog breeds.This pooch is a talented herder and generally a smart dog that responds well to training

Peacock Cichlids

Compared to other Lake Malawi cichlids, Peacock cichlids are relatively peaceful. They come in a wide variety of bright colors, often in iridescent shades.

Anthias

Also referred to as wreckfish, reef fish, swallowtails and jewelfish, anthias are a large family of saltwater fish of over 200 different sub-species.

American Leopard Hound

The American Leopard Hound is an old breed of dog originating from Northern America. It's used as a tree dog and an all-purpose hunting dog in America.

Portuguese Pointer

An asset to the bird hunter, the Portuguese Pointer is considered to be one of the ultimate gundogs. He is a loyal watchdog who is reliable with children.

Hawkfish

Hawkfish are species of saltwater fish closely related to the lionfish. They are characterized by their large heads and somewhat elongated, thick bodies.

Maine Coon

The Maine Coon is attentive enough to be almost intrusive at times. They like to a part of anything that's going on, and enjoy playing in water.

Bullmastiff

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

Fabulous Felines: Here Are 5 Most Expensive Cat Breeds In The World

From exotic hybrids to classic and noble felines, here are the most expensive cat breeds in the world – you might be surprised which of them made the top five list.

Arowana

Sometimes referred to as the dragon fish, arowana fish are one of the most beautiful and most fascinating species of fish in the aquarium trade.

Beago

The playful little Beago brings together the ultra-easy going nature of the Beagle and the keen-to-please personality of the Golden Retriever.

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.

Jack Russell Terrier

He may be small, but what the Jack Russell Terrier lacks in size, he more than makes up for in energy. Great for agility sports.

Chimation

The Chimation brings the sassy personality of the Chihuahua together with the energy of the Dalmatian. This dog thrives on human companionship.

Sealyham Terrier

Fun-loving and typically the clown of the family, the Sealyham Terrier is playful and comedic. He is content to be left alone while you're gone for the day.

Black and Tan Coonhound

A great pet for families and outdoors lovers, the Black and Tan Coonhound may be the perfect fit for your household. This dog is calm, relaxed and loving.

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.

French Angora Rabbit

The French Angora Rabbit is a docile, sweet rabbit who love to hop around freely, whether indoors or out. They have a long list of coat colors and markings.

Mandarinfish

Sometimes referred to as dragonets or mandarinfish, mandarins are small, brightly colored saltwater fish belonging to the Synchiropus genus.

Bolo-Chi

The Bolo-Chi brings together the petite Chihuahua and the small but robust Bolognese. A great little family dog that is playful, loyal and curious.

Abyssinian

Although the Abyssinian is not a lap cat, it is affectionate and intelligent, requiring lots of interaction. The Aby is one of the oldest breeds.

Irish Doodle

The Irish Doodle is a super cute, friendly, and light-hearted medium-sized crossbreed. This designer dog is a mix of Irish Setter and Poodle.

Miniature Aussiedoodle

The adorable Miniature Aussiedoodle combines the hypo-allergenic Miniature Poodle with the play Miniature Australian Shepherd.

Labmaraner

The Labmaraner is a cross between a purebred Labrador Retriever and Weimaraner. This dog is known for his loving and loyal personality.

Siberpoo

The Siberpoo - also known as the Poosky, Huskydoodle, or Huskypoo - is a designer breed created by mixing a Siberian Husky with a Poodle.

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.

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.

King Charles Yorkie

The King Charles Yorkie is a cross between two purebred dogs: a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Yorkshire Terrier. Read on to learn 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.

Bohemian Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Known in its homeland as the Cesky Fousek, the Bohemian Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a versatile gundog with a thick wiry coat.

Kromfohrlander

A friendly and fun-loving breed, the Kromfohrlander is loyal, affectionate and can adapt to a variety of households. And, he'll sneeze to greet you!

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.

Goldendoodle

Fun-loving and playful, the Goldendoodle is a mix of Golden Retriever and Poodle. Highly trainable, Goldendoodles are great for first-time pet owners.

Candoodle

The loyal and loving Candoodle brings together the intelligence of the Poodle and the protective nature of the Canaan dog.

Ibizan Hound

The Ibizan Hound can be traced as far back as 3400 BC in ancient Egypt. These hounds are hunters and athletic, as well as sweet and sensitive dogs.

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.

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.

Pudelpointer

The Pudelpointer was developed for tracking, pointing, and retrieving but his gentle and affectionate nature gives him potential as a family pet.

Kangal Dog

The Kangal Dog is a large and powerful breed, often used in Turkey to guard against predators. Despite its size, the breed is fairly calm and controlled.

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.

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.

Pyrenean Shepherd

An old breed that was meant to herd sheep, the Pyrenean Shepherd is active and energetic. Reliable and watchful, the Pyrenean Shepherd loves kids.

Russian Doodle Terrier

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

Golden Saint

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

Korat

An affectionate and cuddly cat, the Korat bonds strongly with its humans, but will single out a favorite. They are playful, but gentle with children.

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.

Akita

A regal and elegant dog, the Akita is a pleasure to look at, thanks in part to a tail that sweeps over the top of its back into a gentle curl.

Goldmation

The family-friendly Goldmation brings together the spirited, playful nature of the Dalmatian and the sweet, gentle personality of the Golden Retriever.

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.

Basenji

A small breed boasting a regal look, the Basenji is known as the barkless dog. It belongs in the hound group, but exhibits many terrier-like behaviors.

Manx

The playful and intelligent Manx is a devoted family member. These cats are highly interactive and reputed to have a distinct sense of humor.

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.