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.

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

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.

Siberpoo

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

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!

Loaches

Loaches are a large family of highly intelligent freshwater fish. There are over 200 different species and they are characterized by their eel-like bodies.

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.

Scottish Terrier

Like many breeds, you'll find that the Scottish Terrier's relatively peaceful personality makes for a perfect pet. The breed is playful and energetic.

Norwegian Elkhound

The Norwegian Elkhound is a friendly soul but he is also independent and dignified by nature. A fierce hunter, he is also a kind, gentle and loving soul.

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.

Snappers

Snappers are generally non-aggressive fish that do well in very large saltwater community tanks. Most live in rocky or coral reefs, and come in many colors.

Pomston

Pomston dogs are loved for their friendly, easy-going character and loyal nature, and they make perfect companions for families, seniors, and singles.

Vizsla

Gentle, sensitive, and affectionate, Vizslas are a wonderful breed for a family. Silky and muscular, the average-sized Vizsla is a rare breed.

Netherland Dwarf Rabbit

The Netherland Dwarf rabbit is one of the most popular rabbit breed in the world. These rabbits can be shy and slightly skittish.

Patterpoo

The Patterpoo is a hybrid of a Patterdale Terrier and a Miniature Poodle. This dog is affectionate and loves to snuggle up with his family in the evening.

Ratshire Terrier

To develop the Ratshire Terrier, breeders cross a Yorkie with a Rat Terrier- a combination that might seem unusual but results in adorable small dogs.

Golden Labmaraner

The Golden Labmaraner is a mix of the sweet-natured Golden Retriever, the loyal, easy-going Labrador Retriever and the energetic yet devoted Weimaraner.

Large Münsterländer

Not only is the Large Mnsterlnder beautiful to look at with his spotted coat, but he is a talented gun dog and gentle with children as well.

Pom-Chi

The Pom-Chi is a sweet and affectionate little dog that bonds strong and fast with his family. He is loyal and has no concept that he is so tiny.

Coton De Tulear

Sweet-natured and sporting a cottony-soft coat, the Coton de Tulear is a delightful companion that will happily become your shadow.

Platies

Platies are fairly small fish, growing no more than 3 inches long, and they are very peaceful and non-aggressive. These fish are usually drab in color.

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.

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.

Borzoi

Popular due to its beauty and temperament, the Borzoi fits into a variety of different households. Quiet and calm, the Borzoi is reserved with strangers.

Pyrenean Mastiff

A fluffy dog with a calm and even temperament, the Pyrenean Mastiff is a super-sized softie. This dog originated in the Aragonese Pyrenees region of Spain.

Puffer Fish

Puffer fish are a curious species of brackish water fish. They are characterized by their almost box shaped bodies and somewhat comical swimming movements.

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.

Doxiepoo

In general, the Doxiepoo is a well-mannered dog who has no problem being their master's sole source of affection and attention.

Chartreux

An amiable and loyal breed, the Chartreux is known to follow its human from room to room chirping quietly and actively interested in whatever is going on.

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.

Great Danoodle

The Great Danoodle is a cross between a purebred Great Dane and Poodle. These are intelligent and obedient dogs who are willing to please.

Jatese

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

Domestic Medium Hair

Domestic Medium Hair cats are referred to as mutts because they are mixed breed felines that can have the looks and characteristics of different breeds.

Kerry Beagle

The Kerry Beagle was built for speed and endurance. Originating from Ireland, this breed isn't related to the Beagle we're familiar with in North America.

Rottweiler

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

Schweenie

The eager-to-please Schweenie is a fun combination of the feisty little Shih Tzu and the clever, often headstrong Dachshund.

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.

Maltipom

The Maltipom is a designer dog breed from crossing two purebred dogs, a Maltese and a Pomeranian. A small, cute pooch, the Maltipom is ideal for 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.

Cockapoo

The oldest of the designer dogs, the Cockapoo is a sweet and loving companion. He is accepting of strangers as well as other new animals, and loves people.

Pug-A-Mo

The curious Pug-A-Mo brings together the affectionate Pug and the keen-to-please American Eskimo Dog for a busy little companion dog that loves to play.

Chiweenie

A cross between a Chihuahua and Dachshund, the Chiweenie is one cute pooch. Long and small, this adorable hybrid is picking up in popularity.

Eskland

The Eskland is a cross between an American Eskimo and Shetland Sheepdog. They are energetic pooches who always look like they have a smile on their face.

Flounder

The flounder is also known as a flatfish; a fitting name because its body is laterally compressed and it lays on its side, burrowing into the substrate.

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.

Miniature Pinscher

The Miniature Pinscher is a feisty, friendly dog sometimes known as the "King of the Toy Dogs." Miniature Pinschers aren't ideal for large families.

Guppy

One of the most commonly available species of freshwater aquarium fish, the guppy is a long favorite amongst aquarium enthusiasts worldwide.

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.

Oriental

The Oriental is one of the most people-oriented of all cat breeds. They don't just want to share their lives with you, they need to.

Cheetoh

The Cheetoh is a product of the Ocicat and the Bengal cats. This fun-loving kitty enjoys playing, running, and jumping through every room in your house.

Toy Fox Terrier

A combination of a toy and a terrier breed, the Toy Fox Terrier can be a bit like the Napoleon of the dog world: small in stature, but full of confidence.

Daniff

The Daniff is a cross between a purebred Great Dane and Mastiff. This breed is known for its caring, gentle, and protective nature.

Freshwater Gobies

Freshwater gobies are generally peaceful community fish that can be kept with other community species. They belong to the family Gobiidae group of Goby.

German Spaniel

Also known as the Deutscher Wachtelhund, the German Spaniel is a hunting breed known for its thick, wavy coat and its friendly temperament.

Hamiltonstövare

Developed as a hunting hound in Sweden, the Hamiltonstvare remains a popular scenthound in its homeland, though it's gaining popularity in the U.S.

Deutsche Bracke

The Deutsche Bracke is a scenthound that is known for its exceptional obedience. It's an ancient hound-type dog known for its narrow head and long ears.

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.

Pixie Bob

The Pixie Bob is an active, social cat with a bold and playful spirit. They like to be in multi-animal households, and express themselves vocally.

Moscow Watchdog

The Moscow Watchdog is the epitome of the term "gentle giant". They are descended from breeds including the Saint Bernard and the Caucasian Shepherd Dog.

Barbet

The Barbet is a medium-sized breed of French water dog, known for its dense curly coat. A generally friendly and fun-loving breed, a great family pet.

Boxerdoodle

The Boxerdoodle is a cross between a purebred Boxer and Poodle. Boxerdoodles are smart canines that will generally be easier to train than other breeds.