Malachi Ferdinand, 22, lives with his older sister and their mother in a shared home in England. As of recently, the family had two beloved dogs: Bailey, a small and feisty male, and Coco, a big and strong female.
Bailey is a chihuahua cross pomeranian who often finds himself in trouble throughout the neighborhood. Coco is a well-behaved English mastiff cross French mastiff, a.k.a “muscle mastiff.”
Not only do Bailey and Coco have different temperaments, but they look completely opposite to one another.
Four years ago, Malachi and his family were absolutely shocked when Coco suddenly gave birth to one single puppy in the living room. They had no idea she was pregnant, as the giant dog never displayed any signs of carrying a litter.
They knew right then and there that Bailey was the father.
Malachi also knew that this little male pup — the product of his two polar opposite dogs — had quite the strange look about him.
Scroll down to see this crazy combination of two very different breeds…
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Malachi Ferdinand is the proud owner of two very different looking dogs — Bailey, a male chihuahua cross Pomeranian, and Coco, a female English mastiff cross French mastiff.
As you can see, Bailey and Coco are polar opposites. And while Coco is mild-tempered, Bailey is known to cause some trouble around his neighborhood in England. The tiny yet feisty pup has escaped Malachi’s yard a couple of times and has tried to make “advances” on the dogs of the block.
But about four years ago, Malachi and his family was stunned when 7-year-old Coco suddenly gave birth to a puppy. They had absolutely no idea she was pregnant, or that Bailey and Coco mated!
Malachi knew immediately that Bailey was the father; he never lets Coco out of his sight when she’s outside and in heat.
He and his family knew there was no way the father was anyone else but Bailey.
Coco gave birth to her one single puppy, a male, right on the living room floor.
Malachi couldn’t help but notice Bailey and Coco’s son has a very unique look.
Since the unexpected puppy was the one of his liter, Malachi and his family named him Nemo.
In the movie, the famous Disney character Nemo was born from his parents’ one surviving egg.
After a trip to the vet, Nemo was deemed normal and healthy.
While he resembles mom Coco much more than dad Bailey, he has inherited his father’s “yappy bark.”
Coco is proving to be a loving, nurturing mother to her unconventional son.
Now, Nemo is going viral as the internet is smitten by this rare cross between breeds.
The last time we saw such a fascinating combination was Rami, a mix between dachshund and pit bull.
The three pups are one happy family. Malachi says the trio gets a ton of attention whenever they’re out in public.
He also says he never thought it was possible for Bailey and Coco to mate and have a puppy, since they’re so different in size — but this story proves as a reminder than dogs will indeed go to more extreme lengths to mate, and anything is possible!
Today, Nemo is four years old and more than double the size of Bailey.
Coco, aged six, has since been spayed.
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