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Italian Greyhound

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Weight
7-14 lbs
Height
13-15 inches
Color(s)
any color but brindle or black and tan
Overview
The Italian Greyhound was brought to Europe by the Phoenicians when it was later developed by the Romans. This breed was a favorite by Catherine the Great of Russia. This breed is now most commonly seen in a family environment, as a companion. The Italian Greyhound can be very shy and timid; however can also be destructive in an endearing way. Harsh punishment is sure to drive this dog into submission, so gentle handling and correction is a must.
Character
The Italian Greyhound is very dependent and does not do well in a kennel type environment. This breed should always be kept as a companion. They can be somewhat high strung, but are very sensitive and always need reassurance by their owner that they have not done something naughty. The Italian Greyhound is a very active dog and is very fast, making him great for agility trials in which he is commonly used.
Temperament
Italian Greyhounds make wonderful companions, especially for a family. However, they should never be placed in a home with small children. This breed is so sensitive and can be very timid that small children that pester will be sure to make this dog extremely timid. The Italian Greyhound does fairly well around other dogs, but does best in a home with other Italian Greyhounds as this breed does not do well around large and more dominant dogs.
Care
The Italian Greyhound has a coat that is very easy to groom. This breed sheds very little if any hair making grooming very simple. A regular wipe down with a soft towel or chamois is sure to keep his coat in tiptop shape and looking glossy and beautiful. The teeth of this breed should be brushed on a regular basis to prevent tartar buildup and/or gum disease. Italian Greyhounds should be protected from the cold and should have their nails clipped at least once every two weeks.
Coat
The Italian Greyhound has a very beautiful coat that consists of short and fine hair. This breed looks like a smaller version of the greyhound and has the same basic coat texture and shine. The skin of this breed should always be supple while the hair should be short and glossy, much like satin. The hair should always be soft to the touch, never coarse.
Training
The Italian Greyhound can be extremely difficult to train, as they can be very high-strung, yet so sensitive at the same time. Many times this requires professional training from a trainer experienced with the Italian Greyhound. Housebreaking can be very difficult, even though they are very intelligent and eager to please. Obedience classes are definitely recommended as this breed has the tendency to become very submissive if corrected in a harsh manner.
Activity
The Italian Greyhound is very lively and active so he should require vigorous exercise daily. This breed loves long walks and runs and does best with at least a small yard to roam free in. This breed is very fast and agile so jogging and running are his specialty and he sure loves to do it. The Italian Greyhound however should always be kept on leash or in a safe and fenced in area as this breed has the tendency to wander off if let loose in an open area.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Italian Greyhound puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Anonymous asked:

3/8/2014 6:11:55 PM

3/8/2014 6:11:55 PM

My dog I rescued from the dumpster looks exactly like a miniature Italian greyhound but is brindle. But she is brindle. What could she be mixed with that the greyhound is so prevalent? Any more house training tips?

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Anonymous

She could very well be a Whippet.
3/16/2014 10:30:23 AM

Anonymous

She could very well be a Whippet.
3/16/2014 10:31:01 AM

Anonymous

Many Italian greyhounds are brindle.
1/31/2015 3:42:05 PM

Anonymous

Nope, sorry, NO purebred Italian Greyhound is brindle--love that color, but if they are brindle then there is a mix somewhere in the history, most likely this is a whippet or ig/whippet cross--we have had some "wiggies" in IG rescue in the past.
2/22/2015 5:03:36 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/4/2013 10:06:36 PM

11/4/2013 10:06:36 PM

Do IG's have tarter problems with their teeth ? Thank you for your replies. It is a concern of mine (before I go ahead to purchase one) as vet teeth cleaning can be quite expensive. But I do luv what I've heard about the IG's so far!

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Anonymous

Go to the Italian Greyhound Club of America and read about health problems. Teeth are an issue with IG's. A reputable breeder in this club can help you.
11/9/2013 4:31:09 AM

Anonymous

Tarter can build up on an breed of dogs teeth. Italian Greyhounds in particular may have teeth problems more so than other breeds. Daily cleaning by the owner and routine teeth cleaning as recommended by the veterinarian are encouraged.
6/9/2014 8:30:50 PM

Anonymous

The Italian Greyhound has a very small tight mouth full of teeth and their saliva production is not enough to cleanse their teeth well. It is rec. that IGs have their teeth brushed with dog tooth paste (never human paste), and a soft bristle brush with a small head-- daily. Even then they may still need to go to the vet every 1-2 years to have the teeth professionally cleaned.
2/22/2015 5:05:28 PM

Anonymous asked:

3/8/2013 11:23:35 AM

3/8/2013 11:23:35 AM

My Italian Greyhound is sick! How can I make her feel more comfortable?

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Anonymous

You don't explain what is wrong with your Italian Greyhound. Many things can constitute a "sick" dog. If you are not sure what is wrong with your Italian Greyhound, may I strongly suggest you take your IG to a good veterinarian for a thorough exam to determine what might be the problem. Best of luck to you and your IG!
5/5/2013 10:52:01 AM

Anonymous asked:

11/15/2012 10:03:11 AM

11/15/2012 10:03:11 AM

I am thinking about getting a IG. My yard is fenced but I live on a lake and have a pool in the yard. Are IG afraid of water or would I risk him running away by jumping in the lake and swimming to the other side?

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Anonymous

Nope Italian Greyhounds are great dogs.
7/11/2013 12:13:19 AM

Anonymous asked:

9/2/2012 4:37:38 PM

9/2/2012 4:37:38 PM

Do Italian Greyhound's shed?

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Anonymous

Italian Greyhound's shed very little. Next to nothing.
2/8/2013 10:25:55 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/13/2012 9:09:04 PM

7/13/2012 9:09:04 PM

We are about to go away for a week for my son's wedding. We are leaving our very timid IG (5... We are about to go away for a week for my son's wedding. We are leaving our very timid IG (5 yrs) and elderly Rhodesian Ridgeback and a 5 yr old poodle at home with the cat and 4 chooks. We are having a house sitter who will look after the pets. What problems is the house sitter likely to encounter with any of the dogs?

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Anonymous asked:

7/12/2012 5:48:21 PM

7/12/2012 5:48:21 PM

From reading your questions and answers, I have made my Italian Greyhound timid and over... From reading your questions and answers, I have made my Italian Greyhound timid and over submissive by showering him with affection. He is 5 yrs old and very very shy and crawls to me if I want him. He also sleeps under the covers with me. He has a Rhodesian Ridgeback and a toy poodle for company. He plays with the RR but is afraid of the poodle. Can I correct his timidness at this late stage?

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Anonymous

Perhaps let them into the yard to play just the two of them. There must've been an incident where the IG felt scared and now carries that with him/her. I would try to integrate an activity with the both of them so they can interact. Perhaps holding the IG and introducing the poodle by allowing them to sniff could help to relieve some of the fear. Perhaps get them all in the car together could work if you take them out. if the poodle is not aggressive then perhaps over time the IG will adapt. if the poodle is acting all hyper and active the IG will mostly likely run away
8/26/2012 5:41:41 PM

Anonymous asked:

6/20/2012 3:47:29 PM

6/20/2012 3:47:29 PM

my italian greyhound male is 7 months old and is 15 inches high, will he get any bigger.

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Anonymous asked:

5/22/2012 9:48:50 PM

5/22/2012 9:48:50 PM

I want an Italian Greyhound but I'm worried they are too difficult to potty train. Is it really... I want an Italian Greyhound but I'm worried they are too difficult to potty train. Is it really that hard? I go to school so will he or she be okay if i leave them at my house for about 8-10 hours? if so should i put him or her in the backyard, my room, or in a small other room? how much do i feed him or her?

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Anonymous

Hi, they should be fine. I have one and he's 13 now and he's always been home that long on a daily basis. Just leave a puppy pad down in case they can't hold it, they will use the pad. ;0)
5/30/2012 8:18:52 PM

Anonymous

i feel that time frame is too long to leave the ig, not only for potty but for socializing. It would be better if you could have someone come in the middle of the day to walk him and play with him for 1/2 hour or so. Also, never leave your ig in the backyard unsupervised. I feed my full grown ig's 1/3 cup in the am and pm. Go on facebook to join Italian Greyhound Owners. There is a lot of information available. Good luck.
10/1/2012 10:04:27 AM

Anonymous asked:

3/9/2012 11:41:22 AM

3/9/2012 11:41:22 AM

how much do i feed my greyhound how much should i groom it?

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Anonymous

a good brushing once every few weeks is enough and occasional baths.
5/11/2012 1:57:34 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/21/2012 5:26:37 PM

2/21/2012 5:26:37 PM

what two types of dogs make an italian greyhound

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Anonymous

The italian greyhound is it's own breed of dog. Not a mixed breed. Said to be bred down from Greyhounds hundreds of years ago.
3/2/2012 7:25:06 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/7/2012 4:15:39 PM

1/7/2012 4:15:39 PM

HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT TO PAY FOR AN AKC REG ITALIAN GREYHOUND???

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Anonymous

anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars, depending on where you get it from.
5/21/2012 1:49:57 PM

Anonymous

An IG pup can be very expensive. Would you consider taking an adult dog? I purchased mine for a couple of hundred dollars but he was 2 mnths old. We have a 2yr poodle which we purchased for a couple of hundred dollars as she had finished breeding. A very compassionate move to take an adult dog as no-one wants them, so what do they do with them?
7/13/2012 8:59:18 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/25/2011 6:15:58 PM

11/25/2011 6:15:58 PM

My IG is mostly white, has a wonderful temperment and is a great dog except he is deaf. He was... My IG is mostly white, has a wonderful temperment and is a great dog except he is deaf. He was adopted and is about to turn three years old. Is deafness common in the white color? He is beautiful and I would like another white one but sometimes the deafness is a challenge.

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Anonymous

Actually yes, it is common for all white Iggies to have problems with hearing, if your wanting a white one, then I suggest getting one with a little color in him/her, so they have less of a chance to become deaf.
3/3/2012 7:10:14 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/24/2011 7:30:30 PM

11/24/2011 7:30:30 PM

Can I keep an Italian Greyhound with a Boxer? My boxer likes to be in charge but will back off... Can I keep an Italian Greyhound with a Boxer? My boxer likes to be in charge but will back off if hinted at. She might also pester the new dog for a few days. Will the IG feel comfortable after the first week when my boxer has gotten used to her? URGENT.

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Anonymous

I introduced my IG to my husbands Chocolate Lab 3 years ago. He is a male and she is female. They get along prefect together. Hope your two will receive each other well.
1/8/2012 4:20:57 PM

Anonymous

Our IG just loves our Rhodesian Ridgeback and they play together all the time. However, the IG is scared of the poodle!
7/13/2012 9:01:13 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/23/2011 9:57:25 PM

11/23/2011 9:57:25 PM

I have a 4 year old Italian Greyhound who is a bit bigger for the breed but also a bit... I have a 4 year old Italian Greyhound who is a bit bigger for the breed but also a bit overweight. I've tried cutting down her portions (She eats Taste of the Wild grain free) and I try to walk her daily, sometimes one or two miles. But all she wants to do is lie in bed. Is this normal? How much exercise should she be getting? I live in the city, so there's no backyard. She occasionally gets to go to off leash hours at the park, but I'm wondering how long our walks should be... especially if I want her to lose some weight.

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Anonymous

Take your Italian Greyhound out for 2-3 walks a day. It helps them. Plus IGGY'S love to run and are very energetic! Get her spirits up with some special treats. She should only get like 2-5 treats a week and not daily. Like 2 on Monday one in the morning at night and then other days the same. But only do this every other week
2/20/2012 2:42:20 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/20/2011 12:47:38 AM

9/20/2011 12:47:38 AM

We have a 1 yr old I.Greyhound. Throughout the summer, even though we left the back door open... We have a 1 yr old I.Greyhound. Throughout the summer, even though we left the back door open he will still poop in the house. 2 or 3 out of 7 nights he willl pee inside at night. We let him out at 11:00pm and again at 6:00am. I have heard they are hard to housetrain. Any tips

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Anonymous

Try paper training your greyhound. Confine him to a room with a baby gate and paper the entire room. Put his crate in the room without the door on. Feed him in the crate, put toys in the crate. Leave water out at all times. He will pick an area outside the crate to eliminate. Shrink the paper to that area gradually. Leave paper there or put a litter box down. That way if he goes in the house, he has a designated area to do so.
10/18/2011 10:00:26 PM

Anonymous

It might be separation anxiety. Is your IG near you at night? Mine does sleep with us and she likes to burrow under covers. It is endearing. During the day when I am at work, my Bella is kept in the tiled laundry room with a doggy diaper pad down because she gets frantic when I leave for the day even when I try leaving with as little commotion as possible. you can get the pads at target or walmart.
12/23/2011 2:16:50 PM

Anonymous

It is a psychological problem and I have looked into it deeply. IG'S are very sensitive. Please refer to the comments on over protecting and over affection.
7/13/2012 9:03:06 PM

Anonymous asked:

9/5/2011 1:47:21 PM

9/5/2011 1:47:21 PM

Are Italian Greyhound good with kids?

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Anonymous

IGs are very wary of children, but once introduced, they will be very affectionate.
3/3/2012 7:12:06 PM

Anonymous

Italian greyhounds are best with older children.
4/22/2012 9:55:43 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/8/2011 11:10:27 PM

7/8/2011 11:10:27 PM

Can an Italian Greyhound be kept with a Wired Hair Fox Terrier? Respond ASAP!

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Anonymous

Adult dogs are not as fragile as they may appear. This dog can be high-strung and timid if they are over protected, and do not receive enough exercise, including a daily pack walk. Italian Greyhounds do best in a quiet household, although they do get along well with children and other dogs and cats, so long as the humans around them display leadership. In a stressful situation, do not try to reassure the dog by stroking or cuddling, as this intensifies the stress in the dog. In the dog world, when a dog is in an unstable state, and you try and give him reassurance with affection, the dog sees you as being in a weaker state than his own. This intensifies the instability. You need to give off a stronger, more stable energy the dog can feed from. This dog needs you to be his pack leader. Dogs who are babied, and over protected will be snappish if they are frightened. Do not allow your little dog to develop Small Dog Syndrome, where the dog believes they rule the home.
7/19/2011 5:02:08 PM

Anonymous asked:

7/8/2011 11:09:36 PM

7/8/2011 11:09:36 PM

Can I keep an Italian Greyhound with a Wired Hair Fox Terrier?

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Anonymous asked:

7/1/2011 4:52:15 PM

7/1/2011 4:52:15 PM

WHAT SHOULD THE BREEDER GIVE YOU WHEN YOU PICK UP YOUR PUPPY, SUCH AS MEDICAL RECORDS WHAT ELSE... WHAT SHOULD THE BREEDER GIVE YOU WHEN YOU PICK UP YOUR PUPPY, SUCH AS MEDICAL RECORDS WHAT ELSE AND WHICH MEDICAL RECORDS SHOULD IT HAVE ?

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Anonymous

It should say their birthday, breed, maybe parents, color, weight, height, personality, breed group.
7/19/2011 5:03:02 PM

Anonymous asked:

5/5/2011 11:10:18 PM

5/5/2011 11:10:18 PM

do Italian greyhounds have a lot of health problems because I would like to know this info asap

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Anonymous

I havent owend an Italian greyhound yet but i do know that they are very prone to breaking legs especially as puppies, for instance you should not let them on any furniture until about one and a half years
5/9/2011 12:28:24 PM

Anonymous

Be aware that Italian greyhounds bones are very fragile and easily broken. Make sure they don't hurt themselves. This is their biggest major health concern.
4/22/2012 9:56:58 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/11/2011 8:41:15 PM

4/11/2011 8:41:15 PM

How long do Italian Greyhound's live for?

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Anonymous

Italian Greyhound's can live up to 15 years, I'm not sure what the avearge is though.
5/30/2011 1:55:42 PM

Anonymous asked:

4/8/2011 1:40:20 PM

4/8/2011 1:40:20 PM

Do Italian Greyhounds do well with cats? Also, I have a Italian Greyhound Black Lab mix and she... Do Italian Greyhounds do well with cats? Also, I have a Italian Greyhound Black Lab mix and she was very easy to train......why do people say that Italian Greyhounds they are so hard to train? My dog was very easy.

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Anonymous

I've never had problems with my italian greyhounds and cats. As far as housebreaking is concerned, it is hard to train them, but possible. It took probably a year and a half to house train my first, now he is absolutely perfect. They just take a lot of time and patience, but they are truly a unique breed.
5/20/2011 4:40:08 PM

Anonymous

because yours is a mix with a lab... that's different.
4/20/2012 3:03:23 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/8/2011 7:54:18 PM

1/8/2011 7:54:18 PM

I saw on television that IGs can be litter trained, is this true? If so, how easy or difficult... I saw on television that IGs can be litter trained, is this true? If so, how easy or difficult is it to train them?

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Anonymous

I had my IG which I purchased from a private owner when she was 6 mos. old litter trained using newspaper and a tupperware (plastic) box. It was very easy to train her, but it became old because of having to change the paper countess times a day. When I decided, after a long period, probably 2 years, not to have her litter trained anymore, she easily adapted to doing her business outside. Surprisingly easy!!!!
1/19/2011 1:59:08 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/22/2010 12:36:39 PM

12/22/2010 12:36:39 PM

What is the average life expectency for a miniature italian greyhound.?

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Anonymous

Italian Greyhounds can live up to 15 years on average. There is no such thing as a miniature italian greyhoud however.
5/27/2011 2:15:27 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/22/2010 10:44:50 AM

12/22/2010 10:44:50 AM

I have two Italian Greyhounds. They are both purebred dogs. My older one I got because someone... I have two Italian Greyhounds. They are both purebred dogs. My older one I got because someone bought her on a whim and couldn't take care of her. She's now 8 years old and about 15 lbs. My other i.g. I picked out from a breeder when she was 2 weeks old. The older dog has a full coat of hair, but the younger dog only has hair on her neck. Other than the hair on her neck she is hairless. Is this normal???

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Anonymous

The Italian Greyhound is one of the easiest dogs to groom. All that is needed to keep the fine, silky coat gleaming is a rubdown with a piece of toweling or chamois. Only bathe when absolutely necessary. After bathing make sure the dog is thoroughly dry and warm. Trim toenails regularly. This breed sheds little to no hair.
7/19/2011 5:03:47 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/1/2010 2:15:10 PM

12/1/2010 2:15:10 PM

Can you get brindle italian greyhounds??

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Anonymous

An Italian Greyhound cannot be brindle because a pure bred Italian Greyhound does not carry the brindle gene. If you see a brindle I.G., it is not pure bred.
12/7/2010 4:08:19 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/28/2010 12:49:04 PM

11/28/2010 12:49:04 PM

I have recently found some italian greyhound puppies for sale. They are full itailan greyhounds... I have recently found some italian greyhound puppies for sale. They are full itailan greyhounds but their mom is not KC registered. They are a lovely litter of mainly blues and fawns but me and my partner have fallen for a grey/blue bitch from the same litter but she is brindly. I know that the brindles are disqualified from showing. (im not planning on showing) I cant find any other photos of brindle ig either?

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Anonymous

There is no such thing as a brindle Italian Greyhound. The pup may likely have some whippet in her or some other breed. Whippets and Greyhounds can be brindle in color - but not IG's. This does not mean that she won't make a great pet though - but she is not purebred.
5/30/2011 1:58:08 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/10/2010 7:51:36 PM

11/10/2010 7:51:36 PM

What breads make up the Italian Grehound dog?

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Anonymous

There are two theories. One, Italian Greyhounds were bred down from the larger hunting dogs of the Pharaohs. Or they were developed in ancient Turkey or Greece, Regardless, they are downsized from the full sized hunting greyhounds. Over a long period of time, humans selected the smaller/finer of the puppies to produce the next generation.
11/24/2010 2:19:10 PM

Anonymous asked:

10/14/2010 3:07:36 PM

10/14/2010 3:07:36 PM

Do Italian Greyhound dogs shed a lot?

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Anonymous

Italian Greyhounds have such short, smooth hair that it is not noticable. Many people who are allergic to other dogs are not allergic to IGs, as they don't have a lot of dander. They are great dogs!!!
10/15/2010 9:52:25 PM

Anonymous

Many many people contact us looking for hypo-alergic dogs. Italian greyhounds are one of the few hypo-alergic breeds.
11/24/2010 2:20:38 PM

Anonymous

I have a six year old IG and have never noticed her hair in the house. However, when we are in the car and I am wearing a light colored shirt I notice many hairs on my clothing. I have met others that shed quite a lot just through normal petting, but in general their hair is so short that it shouldn't accumulate and be an issue with carpet and furniture.
5/27/2011 2:17:27 PM

Anonymous

Italian Greyhounds do not shed very much . They have very thin light coats.
5/31/2011 6:27:22 PM

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