There are many different breeds of guinea pigs from long haired to shorter haired varieties. Some owners suggest that a particular breed of guinea pig may have a different personality compared to other types.

Please see our comprehensive guide below to accurately recognise the different markings and distinguishing characteristics of guinea pigs to see what breed of guinea pig you have.

It is important to note that we promote adoption of guinea pigs.

We strongly recommend adoption rather than purchasing a guinea pig.

Guinea pig breeds are split between the following types:

  • Smooth Coat
  • Long Coat
  • Rough Coat
  • Hairless
  • Colourations

Types of guinea pig breeds