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Three somewhat contentious issues
1.Dogs are one race & one species for example you cannot cross a dog with a fox & get viable offspring as their genetic make up is different, you cannot cross a giraffe with an elephant & get viable offspring
To get a true hybrid you would have to cross a dog with a wolf Hybrid vigour doesn’t come into play with mixing different breeds(not species or races)of dogs
2.Most of the 200+ breeds of dogs around the world are in fact well over 100 years old-eg the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel & King Charles Spaniels(or English Toy Spaniel)They were around in the 1500’s & there are painting of these dogs done in the reigh of Queen Elizabeth 1.
There are mastiff types depicted in both british & roman artiquities & looking at other wall painting. sculptures etc going back far more than 100 years there are identifiable breeds of dogs
3.A crossbreed is a animal produced from the mating of two parents of different breeds so how can all the breeds be devolved from crossbreeds ? What were the parents of these crossbreeds ?
Dogs & wolves have common ancestors & the dogs have the same DNA as wolves Try looking at this link http://www.workingdogweb.com/DogOrigins.htm#DISCOVERY
What has happened is that as a dog has shown to be of use for something ie hunting man has arranged breedings between dogs with the same abilities. This is how dogs have developed, over thousands of years not just the last 100