V2 counter hashes lesson

in the first example:

# without a default value
dog_breeds = {"corgi"=>"short and sweet", "labrador"=>"labradorable"}
dog_breeds["Australian cattle dog"] #=> nil

# with a default value
default_cuties = Hash.new("cutie")
dog_breeds["vizsla"] #=> "cutie"

# accessing a nonexistent key doesn't alter the hash
dog_breeds #=> {}

should the last two references to dog_breeds actually be default_cuties?