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.

Dalmadoodle

Mixing the looks and personality traits of the Dalmatian and the Poodle, the Dalmadoodle is an intelligent, loyal, and wonderful companion.

Labrahuahua

The Labrahuahua shares the gentle Labrador Retriever nature and the spunky Chihuahua attitude. A friendly dog who loves to find a cozy place to snooze.

Affenpug

The bold, fun-loving little Affenpug dog brings together the charm of the Pug and the willful nature of the Affenpinscher.

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.

Golden Sheltie

The rare Golden Sheltie is a mix between a Golden Retriever and a Shetland Sheepdog. These designer dogs are intelligent, easy to train, and energetic.

American Bobtail

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

Belgian Shepadoodle

The Belgian Shepadoodle brings the intelligence of a Poodle together with the protective nature of the Belgian Shepherd - loving, loyal and smart.

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.

Balinese

Elegant, graceful, and intelligent, the long lines of the Balinese create a svelte, muscular cat that is both supple and strong. Playful and affectionate.

Squirrelfish

Squirrelfish are a family of ray-finned saltwater fish. They are characterized by their large eyes and long, sharp dorsal spines.

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.

Japanese Spitz

Imagine a small white dog with a thick white coat and a fluffy tail - that is the image of a Japanese Spitz. These little dogs are the ideal companion pet.

Bocker

Despite being sweet and easy going, training a Bocker (a mix of Beagle and Cocker Spaniel) may be a challenge as they like to do things their own way.

Skye Terrier

With a long, flowing coat, people tend to underestimate the feistiness of the Skye Terrier. They are happy living in apartments, condos, homes or estates.

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.

Bruno Jura Hound

Though you may not have heard of him, the Bruno Jura Hound has ancient origins. Developed during the Middle Ages, this breed remains a talented hunter.

Basset Retriever

The super-friendly Basset Retriever brings together the laid-back personality of the Basset Hound and the people-pleasing nature of the Golden Retriever.

Porkfish

The name porkfish is usually used to describe a particular species of grunt that can be found in the tropical regions of the world.

Podenco Canario

The word "Podenco" is Spanish for hound, so the name Podenco Canario means Canarian Hound. This breed is great for hunting and as a family pet.

Scottish Fold

The Scottish Fold is a hardy cat, doing justice to the breed's working class origins. They have very small, soft voices and in general "speak" only rarely.

Bridoodle

The loyal, playful and sweet-natured Bridoodle brings together the fun-loving Poodle and the independent Briard for a wonderful family dog.

Clumber Lab

The Clumber Lab is a hybrid of Labrador Retriever and Clumber Spaniel. This dog loves to be active, is highly obedient, and keen-to-please.

Alpine Dachsbracke

The Alpine Dachsbracke has the ability to track game over the roughest terrain, even through the brush, following the trail long after it has gone cold.

Himalayan

Although playful and active, the Himalayan likes lap time. These are people oriented cats who offer their "help" regardless of what their humans are doing.

Maremma Sheepdog

The Maremma Sheepdog is an Italian breed of livestock guarding dog. This fluffy white dog is known to be a friendly and even-tempered breed.

Pugapoo

A Pugapoo - a mix of Pug and Poodle - is friendly and fun-loving dog. This hybrid breed responds well to training and get along well with children.

Golden Akita

The loyal, protective Golden Akita brings the easy-going nature of the Golden Retriever together with the territorial traits of the Akita.

Weimaraner

But what is it about the greyish, monochromatic Weimaraner that attracts so many people as pet owners? Is it just a matter of the personality?

Pinny Poo

The feisty Pinny Poo brings together the protective nature of the Miniature Pinscher and the playful personality of the Miniature Poodle.

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.

Malteagle

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

Golden Shepherd

The devoted Golden Shepherd brings the gentle nature of the Golden Retriever and the loyalty of the German Shepherd Dog together for a great family pet.

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.

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.

Can De Palleiro

The name Can de Palleiro translates literally to "haystack dog" and this breed is extremely rare. This dog is known for his protective instincts.

Corkie

The Corkie is a cross between a Cocker Spaniel and Yorkshire Terrier. These affectionate dogs that are also energetic, playful, and obedient.

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.

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.

Serbian Tricolour Hound

A medium-sized scent hound, the Serbian Tricolour Hound was bred as a running hound. A loving and loyal breed, these dogs are popular in the home.

Petite Goldendoodle

The Petite Goldendoodle is an adorable mash-up of Golden Retriever, Cocker Spaniel, Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle. A wonderful family dog.

Drum Fish

There are several species of fish that carry the "drum" name. With more than 250 species, drum fish exhibit a wide range of colors and patterns.

Harlequin Rabbit

The Harlequin Rabbit breed is often called the clown of rabbits due to their unique colors and markings. They are outgoing creatures who love to hop around.

Pitbull

Many people believe that the Pitbull is a wonderful family companion while others believe that this hybrid needs to be banned from their communities.

Portuguese Podengo Pequeno

The Portuguese Podengo Pequeno is an ancient, no-nonsense hunting hound from Portugal. They are multi-sensory hounds that use both their sight and scent.

Groenendael

With his solid black coat, athletic build, and bright temperament, the Groenendael (Belgian Sheepdog) sets himself apart from other breeds.

Peterbald

The Peterbald is a new hairless cat breed that originated in Russia in the 1990s. These cats are renowned for their dog-like loyalty toward their humans.

Poshie

The fun-loving Poshie brings the outgoing personality of the Pomeranian together with the playful nature of the Shetland Sheepdog.

Beabull

The Beabull is a breed of designer dog created by crossing a English Bulldog with a Beagle. The result is a loving dog with a strong, independent streak.

Poochin

The Poochin is a cross between a purebred Japanese Chin and Poodle. Poochins are loyal and obedient little dogs that make wonderful family pets.

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.

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.

Pugalier

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

Longdog

The Longdog is s cross between a Greyhound, plus another sightseeing hound such as a Whippet, Scottish Deerhound and Saluki.

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.

Terripoo

The hybrid Terripoo brings the smarts of the Miniature Poodle together with the mischievous nature of the Australian Terrier.

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.

Shiffon

The Shiffon is a cross between a purebred Shih Tzu and Brussels Griffon. They have a rambunctious, curious, playful, and cheerful personality.

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.

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.

Great Dane

The Great Dane could be considered one of the noblest breeds and its general loyalty and friendliness also contribute to making these Danes great.