Designer Dog Names in Pop Culture
Disney created a darling little love interest for Pluto, a Pekingese named Fifi the Peke. Fifi belonged to Minnie Mouse (which makes her a perfect love interest for Pluto, as he is Mickey's dog). Fifi might be slightly jealous of Pluto (and of any attention that he might get), but she is overall a very sweet and talented pup. She was awarded the first prize in a contest held in the short episode, "The Dog Show." Fifi the Peke was not a regular Disney character, and she is often featured in cartoon shorts. She has been a presence in Disney cartoons since 1933, when she appeared for the first time in "Puppy Love." Fifi also appears in the video games Disney Crossy Road and Disney Dogs. Together with Pluto, Fifi (whose full name is Flapper) has six pups: a set of quin-puplets (the cartoon short refers to them in this manner) and Pluto Junior.
There is mention on The Lady and the Tramp that Scamp chased a female love interest named Fifi, but there is no definitive information that the Fifi of this film and Minnie's Fifi are one and the same. Snoopy has always been an independent fellow. He established relationships with Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanut gang, and, of course, Woodstock is his feathered friend. Snoopy lives in a fantasy world at times, flying his bomber and pretending he is fighting the Red Baron. Snoopy has never needed a girlfriend - that is, until he meets Fifi. Fifi is a Poodle with an adventurous spirit. Like Snoopy, Fifi considers the Red Baron a diabolical enemy. She pilots her own Sopwith Camel biplane, but, unfortunately, she is captured by the Red Baron. Snoopy faces dangerous odds to get her back, but he and his Beagle Scouts rescue Fifi in a dirigible airship. One final Fifi is known as "Fifi the Talking Dog," and she can be found on YouTube.
Designer Dog Name Considerations
Miniature Poodles have been interbred with many other similar-sized dogs to create companion dogs with optimal temperaments. The Cockapoo, a hybrid of the Cocker Spaniel and the Miniature Poodle, was created to capitalize on the sweet, friendly nature of the Cocker Spaniel and the hypoallergenic nature of the Miniature Poodle. Often, this is a frequent reason for the designer development of a new dog.
Other popular designer breeds include breeds such as the Maltipoo, Labradoodle, the Mal-Shi, Puggle, and Pomchi. The Maltipoo and the Mal-Shi both share the Maltese as a designer parent breed; the Maltipoo is a combination of the Maltese and the Poodle while the Mal-Shi is a combination of the Maltese and the Shih Tzu. The Puggle is a Pug and a Beagle bred together, while the Pomchi is a Pomeranian combined with a Chihuahua. Again, these dogs are bred with the purpose that the best characteristics will appear in the designer dog.
Community Dogs with Designer Dog Names
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