# Talk:Pekingese

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Shall we deletee it? A Pekinese is simply a breed of Muggle dog. Not magical at all.--Rodolphus 16:35, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

There still mentioned in the seiries. Jayce Carver Talk 17:29, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

It's mentioned, so it needs to be kept.--Matoro183 (Talk) 20:07, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
I agree that this article should be kept. The Pekinese is mentioned in HBP, but it is not said to be a breed of dog, and so readers unfamiliar with the term might mistake it for a fictional creature. Starstuff (Owl me!) 01:04, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

I think we should move this article to "Pekingese" because there is no such dog as a "Pekinese." Maybe Hagrid says it that way, but most of society doesn't.--Timbira 15:35, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

"Pekinese" is an alternative spelling of the dog breed, thus it would still be acceptable if that is how it's spelled in HBP. However, in my copy, it's spelled "Pekingese". Is there a difference between the American/British publications? Oread (talk) 16:07, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

I'm so sorry, but could you please find the page it's on so I can look it up? I know what chapter it is(After the Burial).--Timbira 16:32, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Sorry; I'm looking at a pdf version, it has no page numbers. The line is close to the end of the chapter, though. Oread (talk) 16:40, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Okay, I'll check.--Timbira 16:44, 3 May 2009 (UTC) In my copy of HBP, on page 486, Hagrid says, " 'Bout the size of a Pekingese." If you want, I could move this article to Pekingese, or we could keep it at Pekinese.--Timbira 16:51, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Mine says Pekinese. I have the British Bloomsbury version. Jayce Carver Talk 16:54, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

It should stay here, then. Oread (talk) 16:55, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Okay, I have the American Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic version. There's just a difference between the British and American versions.--Timbira 17:00, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

I think we have a rule here that says British spelling wins out, don't we? Jayce Carver Talk 17:06, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Yep. Here.--Matoro183 (Talk) 17:07, 3 May 2009 (UTC)