It’s hard to say exactly how many, but there are almost 400 defined dog breeds and around 70 cat breeds in the world. Many dogs were specifically developed to assist humans to perform a certain job – hunting, guarding, herding, retrieving, or simply being a sweet companion – and it’s these breed characteristics we need to keep in mind before adopting the breed into our homes.
Similarly, cats’ hunting tendencies motivated their original domestication, but breeds have since been developed more for their looks and personalities.
In an effort to pair pet heroes more successfully with hero pets, it’s our aim to provide pet breed information that will help owners like you to make more informed decisions about which breeds are more appropriately suited to your lifestyle, household and family.
We are in the process of compiling an extensive list of dog breeds, cat breeds and bird species. If you have any suggestions of the breed information you would like to see, please send us your suggestion to firstname.lastname@example.org.