Results from Texas State University stated the animal is from the coyote family.
But Canion wanted to know more, so she sent more DNA, tooth and tissue samples, off to California.
Results from the University of California at Davis show the animal is in fact a mutt: on the mother's side it is part coyote.
"On the paternal side, it had Mexican wolf in it," said Canion.
Scientists from the University of California at Davis say they can't tell when the Mexican wolf heritage made its way into the gene pool.
It could be generations ago, but Canion believes the father's genes are important and can explain some of the odd characteristics of the creature.