Ã‚Â If dogs had become extinct 400 to 500 years ago, evolutionists probably would have created an elaborate family tree and asserted that the various types had evolved over millions of years. Maybe the Pekinese, Chihuahuas and Boxers would have been selected as the older more primitive dogs who would later, in this evolutionary scenario would have evolved into the physically larger more gracile forms such as the Collie, the German Shepherd, the Greyhound and the Whippet.
No doubt the wolf and other dog breeds would be in the middle branches somewhere.
Evolutionists see the animal tree as essentially a vertical one where millions of years are needed for creatures to evolve from one form to another. Creationists believe that the relationship between animals is horizontal with all forms living at the same time and/or genetic variations of the same type separated by time or distance. The polar bear and the brown bear are still bears, who exhibit their built in genetic variation.
The elphant as we know him is supposed to have evolved from more primitive forms of the order Proboscidea. One such “primitive” elephant was Platybelodon, supposedly extinct before the evolution of modern man. But hey, why is one perched on top of this ancient Sudanese hat?