Breed Research

The path to the perfect pet starts at wdreview.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. wdreview.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 wdreview.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.

York Chocolate

York Chocolate cats are even-tempered, friendly, intelligent, curious, and energetic. They get along great with other pets and with children of all ages.

Aussiedoodle

The Aussiedoodle is a medium sized and almost indecently cute breed of designer dog created by crossing an Australian Shepherd and a Standard Poodle.

Boglen Terrier

The Boglen Terrier is a cross between a purebred Beagle and Boston Terrier. They are intelligent, gentle, and tolerant dogs that are loyal and faithful.

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.

Gordon Setter

The Gordon Setter can be an ideal companion even if you don't have any birds for it to sniff out - it is friendly, energetic, and respond well to training.

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.

Basston

The Basston is an even-tempered, friendly dog breed that makes a wonderful family pet. His sweet nature makes him a good choice for all households.

Chimo

The Chimo is a mix of American Eskimo Dog and Chihuahua. He is a companion dog that has loads of energy, and is highly devoted to his family.

Carolina Dog

Often referred to as the American Dingo, the Carolina Dog is a gentle and devoted companion. They love to be part of a pack and are loyal to family.

Manchester Terrier

Feisty and fearless, the Manchester Terrier is a tenacious guy that has no clue that he is a small dog. Playful and fun-loving, this dog loves to play.

Texas Heeler

An excellent watch and herding dog, the Texas Heeler is a hybrid breed resulting from the crossing an Australian Cattle Dog and Australian Shepherd Dog.

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.

Irish Water Spaniel

The Irish Water Spaniel is fun-loving and mischievous. He is a formidable hunter, pointer, swimmer and retriever as well as an awesome family companion.

Doxiepoo

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

Bridoodle

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

Chion

The Chion is a designer/hybrid dog, and is the product of two small but highly intelligent and self-assured little breeds; the Chihuahua and the Papillon.

American Mastiff

The American Mastiff is a calm and steady breed you're sure to love. A cross between the English Mastiff and the Anatolian Mastiff.

Spanish Pointer

Also known as the Burgos Pointer, the official name for this breed is Perdiguero de Burgos. The Spanish Pointer breed was developed to "point" game.

Perro De Presa Canario

The Perro de Presa Canario was bred for strength and a muscular build. They may look intimidating, but this dog can be calm and obedient with training.

Frengle

The Frengle is a cross between a purebred Beagle and French Bulldog. They are known for being affectionate, smart, playful, alert, and social.

Icelandic Sheepdog

Also known as the Icelandic Spitz or Icelandic Dog, the adorable Icelandic Sheepdog is Iceland's only native canine breed.

Patterdale Terrier

The Patterdale Terrier looks like a mini Labrador Retreiver. They are a compact, working breed that was originally bred to hunt foxes and other vermin.

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.

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

Chesa-Poo

The Chesa-Poo brings together the playful personality of the Poodle and the gentle nature of the Chesapeake Bay Retriever.

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.

American English Coonhound

A true Southern U.S. dog, the American English Coonhound loves to hunt. Loud-voiced and hard-working, this dog is one of six official Coonhound breeds.

Dwelf

The Dwelf is an interesting looking and hairless cat breed that's named for its elf-like features and dwarf-like stature.

Anglo-Francais De Petite Venerie

It's easy to tell that the Anglo-Francais de Petite Venerie is a French hound. Its medium size, tricolor coat, and muscular build are all familiar sights.

Beauceroodle

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

Corgipoo

The Corgipoo is a mix between a corgi and a poodle, and is sure to melt your heart. This hypoallergenic hybrid is one of the tricksters in the dog world.

Reedfish

Also referred to as Rope Fish, Dragon Fish and Snake Fish, reedfish are a curious species of fish characterized by their long, snake-like bodies.

Pumi

A multi-functional dog, the Pumi is often used as a sheepdog, guard and hunting dog. He fits in to a family setting and makes a wonderful companion.

Javanese

Closely kin to the Balinese, the Javanese is a talkative philosopher that is fine alone during the day, but wants your attention in the evenings.

Care-Tzu

The outgoing little Care-Tzu brings together the headstrong personality of the Shih Tzu and the curious nature of the Cairn Terrier.

Field Spaniel

The Field Spaniel (Fieldie) is affectionate, loving and playful. His gentleness, patience and energy level make him a reliable playmate for kids of all ages

Boxer

Enjoying widespread popularity, the Boxer sports a square jaw line and impressive under bite that gives him a fighter-like appearance.

Cavapom

A mix of Pomeranian and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, the cute and affectionate Cavapom is makes a wonderful family pet or a companion for singles.

Golden Sammy

It's hard not to be enamored with the fluffy Golden Sammy, the Golden Retriever and Samoyed mix with a big heart and perfect personality.

Springerdoodle

The Springerdoodle is a cross between a purebred English Springer Spaniel and Poodle. It's such a beloved breed because it has an outstanding personality.

Central Asian Shepherd Dog

The Central Asian Shepherd Dog is a large and powerfully built dog. Its legs are well-boned and muscular. Its back is broad and powerful, and head large.

Schillerstovare

A Swedish breed, the Schillerstovare were developed to exhibit a lively temperament, strong scenting ability, and versatility in the field.

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!

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.

Brittany

Favored by hunters as a popular breed at field trails, the Brittany is quick, curious, independent, and easy to train. Great pets for families and retirees.

Auss Tzu

The energetic Auss Tzu is a unique mix of the headstrong little Shih Tzu and the fun-loving Miniature Australian Shepherd.

Himalayan Rabbit

The Himalayan rabbit is gentle and patient, making them the perfect pet for families with young children or seniors. Perfect size for little hands.

Alusky

The Alusky is a cross between a purebred Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute. These dogs are charming, loyal, loving, outgoing, and playful.

Boston Huahua

The Boston Huahua brings the sweet disposition of the Boston Terrier together with the inquisitive nature of the Chihuahua.

Silky Cocker

The Silky Cocker is a designer dog breed that was developed by crossing the Maltese with a Cocker Spaniel. Find out more about their traits and care!

Mbuna Cichlids

Mbuna cichlids are some of the most brightly colored freshwater fishes in the world, exhibiting a wide range of colors and patterns.

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.

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.

Havamalt

The Havamalt is a wonderful little pooch who brings together the people-loving characteristics of the Havanese and the personality of the Maltese.

Shinese

The Shinese is a loving dog who brings the headstrong nature of the Shih Tzu together with the protective Pekingese for a feisty little family dog.

Moorish Idol

The Moorish idol is closely related to surgeonfish. These fish are characterized by their vertically compressed, disk-like bodies and bold colorations.

Caravan Hound

The Caravan Hound is a medium-sized breed with a lithe body similar to that of the Greyhound. A sighthound traditionally used for hunting and guarding.

Shorgi

The sturdy little Shorgi is full of personality; bringing together the feisty character of the Shih Tzu and the people-pleasing Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

Bo Dach

The Bo Dach is a new designer dog, developed by crossing the Dachshund with a Boston Terrier. This breed is ideal for apartment dwellers and seniors.

Boxachi

The Boxachi combines the feisty nature of the Chihuahua and the playful personality of the Boxer. A fun-loving, medium-sized family dog.