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.

Dogo Argentino

The Dogo Argentino is the canine equivalent of an armored tank. This breed is brave and strong, but is also manageable and protective of its human owners.

Slovakian Wirehaired Pointing Dog

The Slovakian Wirehaired Pointing Dog has a noble appearance and he is generally very even-tempered. Used for hunting small and large prey.

Tigerfish

The Tigerfish is a type of freshwater fish belonging to the genus Datnioides (Datnoids). It's named for the vertical stripes that run all along its body.

Appenzeller Sennenhunde

Also known as the Appenzeller Mountain Dog and Appenzell Cattle Dog, the Appenzeller Sennenhunde is the rarest of the four Swiss mountain dog breeds.

Japanese Bobtail

The Japanese Bobtail is a sociable, active breed known for its excellent health. They like to be with their humans regardless of the activity at hand.

American Water Spaniel

Energetic and sensitive, the American Water Spaniel is a good fit for numerous lifestyles. A water retriever, this dog can be a hunter's best friend.

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.

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.

Kyi-Leo

The Kyi-Leo is a cross between a Lhasa Apso and a Maltese. These designer dogs have a sweet and calm temperament, making them great family dogs.

Dorgi

The Dorgi is a cross between a purebred Corgi and Dachshund. This crossbreed is intelligent, and it is usually easy to train.

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.

Curly-Coated Retriever

The agile Curly-Coated Retriever (or Curly) is a multiple-purpose dog that is happy running in the fields, retrieving in the water or lounging on the couch.

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.

Jack Chi

The Jack Chi is a cross between a purebred Chihuahua and Jack Russell Terrier. This designer breed is a fun-loving dog with a sweet personality.

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.

Bordoodle

The Bordoodle is a cross between a purebred Border Collie and Poodle. These canines are affectionate, intelligent, and protective - a great family dog.

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.

Bulldog

The Bulldog is famous for a "sourpuss" expression on his face, but if you can look past his looks, you'll find a worthwhile pet and friend.

White Shepherd

The White Shepherd was developed from German Shepherds with the recessive gene for a white coat. It is a unique, attractive breed and highly intelligent dog

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."

Schnau-Tzu

The friendly Schnau-Tzu brings together the personalities of the confident little Shih Tzu and the spunky Miniature Schnauzer to make a great family pet.

Slovak Cuvac

Also known as the Slovensky Cuvac, the Slovak Cuvac is a large Slovakian breed known for its plush white coat and its livestock guarding abilities.

Pootalian

The Pootalian is a cross between a purebred Poodle and Italian Greyhound. They are known for their intelligence, alertness, and loyal personality.

Genetta

The Genetta is a dwarf breed that has been bred to feature short legs and marbled or spotted fur. It's a new feline breed that is still being developed.

American Bobtail

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

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.

Stichelhaar

With his brown coloring, his wiry coat, and facial furnishings, the German Stichelhaar is similar in appearance to other pointers.

Ram Cichlids

Ram Cichlids (Mikrogeophagus ramirezi) are a species of freshwater cichlid that can be found in slow-moving waters throughout the Orinoco River basin.

Burmilla

Burmilla cats are intelligent, figuring things out, such as how to get a door open, and learning tricks. And they also enjoy playing with toys and people.

Pomimo

The Pomimo is a cross between a purebred Pomeranian and American Eskimo. They're wonderful first-time pets for families who have children.

Arabian Mau

The Arabian Mau is one of the oldest of all of the natural feline breeds. These kitties are so friendly, they will get along great with just about anyone.

Jatzu

The Jatzu is a Japanese Chin and Shih Tzu mix and will inherit the traits of both parents. Read on to find out more about these unique dogs!

Shiloh Shepherd

The Shiloh Shepherd is a cross between a purebred German Shepherd and Alaskan Malamute. These dogs are protective, loyal, and loving.

Olde English Bulldogge

The Olde English Bulldogge is a cross between a purebred English Bulldog, American Bulldog, American Pit Bull Terrier, and Bullmastiff.

Greyhound

One of the oldest dog breeds, the Greyhound is used for racing, lure coursing, and open field coursing, as well as its success as a household companion.

Hanover Hound

Also known as the Hanoverian Hound, the Hanover Hound is a hunting and tracking breed descended from medieval bloodhounds.

Puli

Bred for herding, the Puli is also a good watchdog but quite safe around his human family. He is energetic and fun-loving, perfect for an active family.

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.

Labradane

The Labradane is a hybrid mix of the Labrador Retriever and Great Dane. His loving, social nature means he gets along well with kids and other dogs.

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,

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.

Pom-Shi

Pom-Shi or a Shipom is an unsual designer dog: these canines are a cross between the fluffy Pomeranian and the independent Shiba Inu.

Bavarian Mountain Hound

A breed of scent hound, the Bavarian Mountain Hound hails from Germany where he was developed to trail wounded game during the hunt.

Golden Irish

The Golden Irish is a cross between a purebred Irish Setter and Golden Retriever. This is a wonderful family dog, and is extremely loyal.

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.

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

A happy and loving companion, the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is also an all-purpose hunting dog, so he needs lots of activity.

Finnish Hound

The Finnish Hound is an excellent hunting breed known for their skills in tracking down fox and hare. This breed can develop a stubborn streak.

Pug Tzu

The small in stature Pug Tzu has a great big personality thanks to the mix of the confident Shih Tzu and the animated Pug.

Pudelpointer

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

Schweizer Laufhund

The intelligent Schweizer Laufhund is a Swedish hunting dog breed that was used in the development of numerous scent hounds.

Flat-Coated Retriever

A wonderful family companion, the Flat-Coated Retriever (known as Flatties) is cheerful, optimistic and good-humored - a true Retriever in every sense.

Golden Newfie

The great big Golden Newfie brings together the sweet-natured Golden Retriever and the eager-to-please Newfoundland for a wonderful family dog.

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.

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.

Keeshdoodle

The loving Keeshdoodle is a mix of the playful Poodle and the please-pleasing Keeshond. This breed is a wonderful family dog who loves kids.

Weshi

As a designer dog, the Weshi is a mix of two purebred parents- the Shih Tzu and the West Highland White Terrier. Find out more about these fluffy goofs!

Comfort Retriever

The Comfort Retriever is a fun-loving mixture of the gentle, sensitive Golden Retriever, loyal Cocker Spaniel and playful Poodle.

Chi Apso

The Chi Apso brings together the playful nature of the Lhasa Apso and the sassy Chihuahua. A sweet-natured, affectionate dog who loves being active.

Ragamuffin

The Ragamuffin is an extremely docile cat. They love their people and are affectionate and cuddly, so much so, that when they are picked up, they go limp.

Lake Tanganyika Cichlids

There are more than 250 species of Lake Tanganyika cichlids that have been identified, in a wide variety of colors and patterns.