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At Happy Valley Kennel, we take great pride and interest in the lives of the dogs we breed and train after they leave our kennel. Regardless of whether they are working with law enforcement or if placed as protection dogs in a family’s home, we make sure they are in a happy, healthy, loving environment. These are a short summary about the customers who utilize our services. Take a moment and read about our German Shepherds in their new homes.

 

Danny from Happy Valley Kennel
Danny von der Römerau

Sire: VA 11Guccy vom Heinrichplatz, SchH3
Dam: Palme von der Rieser Perle, SchH2

Concerned for their five children’s safety and well being after a threatening situation, the Joyner’s made the decision to purchase a German shepherd for their families’ protection and companionship.  The Joyner’s sought out Happy Valley Kennel upon the recommendation of Kathy Green, who purchased Cliff vom Flutgraben from Happy Valley Kennel.  The Joyner’s are an active family with young children.  Upon accessing the family’s lifestyle and needs Happy Valley Kennel owner, Krista Wade, determined that a young trained German shepherd would best fit their needs and situation.  The Joyner’s responded to Krista’s recommendation by purchasing Danny von der Römerau, who was imported from Germany by Happy Valley Kennel.  Danny’s excellent temperament and disposition made him a perfect choice for the five active children, while his naturally protective drive provided Dr and Mrs. Joyner with the security and peace of mind they were looking for in a family protection dog.  Within just a few days Danny adjusted to his new home in Murfreesboro, TN and assumed his new role as companion and protector, acting as if he had lived with the Joyner’s all his life.  Happy Valley Kennel is proud to be able to help the Joyner’s acquire the German Shepherd that fids all their needs.  It is also extremely import to us at Happy Valley Kennel that Danny have a wonderful home where he is loved.  The Joyner’s truly love and adore Danny.

If you are looking for a German Shepherd like Danny let Happy Valley Kennel help you find the German Shepherd that fits your needs.

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Kenyah from Happy Valley Kennel
Kenyah vom Glücklichen Tal

Sire: Berlin vom Glücklich Tal
2012 GSDCA-WDA Vice-Sieger Champion SchH 3, IPO 3
Dam: Fiona von Tajgetosz

Upon the recommendation of Dr. Rebecca Land, owner of Drigon vom Flutgraben, the Gable family sought out Happy Valley Kennel in search of a well breed German Shepherd puppy.  The Gable’s had recently suffered the loss of their older German Shepherd and were looking for a female German Shepherd as a companion not only f or the family but for their additional adult German Shepherd, as well.  The Gables choose Kenyah as their new addition.  Kenyah is energetic and loves to play with the Gable family, yet also enjoys the company of their older dog.  Happy Valley Kennel assisted the Gables by training Kenyah, teaching her the basic obedience commands and housebreaking her before the Gable took her home.  Kenyah loves living in Franklin, enjoys playing with the family and splashing in the pool on hot summer days.

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Knox from Happy Valley Kennel
Knox vom Glücklichen Tal

Sire: Berlin vom Glücklich Tal
2012 GSDCA-WDA Vice-Sieger Champion SchH 3, IPO 3
Dam: Fiona von Tajgetosz

Knox is a beautiful red sable male who possesses his sire Berlin’s high drive for the food and toy.  Spencer chose Knox because of his extreme drives and potential for scent detection.  Spencer works for the Bedford Co. Sheriff’s Dept. and has aspirations of becoming a K-9 handler with the Sheriff’s Dept.  Spencer plans to train Knox in scent detection with the assistance of Happy Valley Kennel’s owner Krista Wade.  We look forward to watching Knox and Spencer learn and advance in their training.

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Indy from Happy Valley Kennel
Indy vom Glücklichen Tal

Sire: Berlin vom Glücklich Tal
2012 GSDCA-WDA Vice-Sieger Champion SchH 3, IPO 3
Dam: Dasha vom Flutgraben BH, AD

At 8 weeks of age, Indy vom Glücklichen Tal boarded a plane bound for snow covered Colorado.  The Gassaway’s purchased Indy as a prospect for schutzhund competition.  Indy has exceeded all of Mr. Gassaway’s expectations.  Mr. Gassaway has been involved in schutzhund for a number of years and states” Of all the many years and dogs I have trained I have never had a puppy or young dog track like Indy.”  Indy has his sire Berlin’s extreme drive to work.  Mr. Gassaway exclaims that “Indy has intense focus” that is combined with extreme toy, food and prey drive.  Indy has an outstanding temperament and disposition adapting well to different environments.  Indy is always eager and willing to learn.  Preliminary hip and elbow x-rays indicate excellent ball and socket formation.  Happy Valley Kennel looks forward to watching Indy and Mr. Gassaway as they advance in training and earn their IPO titles.  We expect Indy to follow in Berlin’s footsteps.

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Ivan from Happy Valley Kennel
Ivan vom Glücklichen Tal

Sire: Berlin vom Glücklich Tal
2012 GSDCA-WDA Vice-Sieger Champion SchH 3, IPO 3
Dam: Dena vom Flutgraben IPO 1, AD

At eight weeks of age Ivan, like his brother Indy, boarded a plane headed for Arkansas.  Ivan has a wonderful temperament and disposition with extreme toy drive inherited from both his parents Berlin and Dasha.  Ivan is a family companion dog who is also being trained for future schutzhund competitions.  We look forward to watching Ivan as he advances in his training and earns his IPO titles.

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Derks from Happy Valley Kennel
Ilo von Blue Moon

Sire: Berlin vom Glücklich Tal
2012 GSDCA-WDA Vice-Sieger Champion SchH 3, IPO 3
Dam: Dena vom Flutgraben IPO 1, AD

Tracy Farley named her Berlin puppy Ilo von Blue Moon stating that Ilo “Is more than I could have ever hoped for! I could not have done any better if I had searched all of Germany.” Ilo is structurally built like his father Berlin vom Glücklich Tal and is not only attractive but powerful, smart and easy to train. “He has all the drives any owner could want in a working dog. He has a natural focus and a desire to please that never ceases to amaze me.” Claims Tracy.  Ilo processes his sire’s natural ability to track, as well as, his full hard grips, commanding presence and strong deep bark. Happy Valley Kennel looks forward to watching Tracy and Ilo as they earn their IPO titles and strive for the podium.

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Luna from Happy Valley Kennel
Luna Glücklichen Tal

Sire: Berlin vom Glücklichen Tal
2012 GSDCA-WDA Vice-Sieger Champion SchH 3, IPO 3
Dam: Dena vom Flutgraben IPO 1, AD

Luna’s owner is not only a Miami Dade County police officer, Luis Rodriquez is also a GSDCA-WDA and DVG nationally certified helper (link to video). Luis worked the back half of the 2012 GSDCA-WDA National Championships.  Luis was looking for a schutzhund prospect. He found exactly what he was looking for in Luna. Her extreme drives coupled with her exceptional temperament and disposition have not only made her a great sport dog but a wonderful family companion dog as well. Happy Valley Kennel foresees Luis and Luna being very successful both on and off the field.  We look forward to all their future accomplishments.

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Stryka from Happy Valley Kennel
Stryka

Sire: Berlin vom Glücklich Tal
2012 GSDCA-WDA Vice-Sieger Champion SchH 3, IPO 3
Dam: Dena vom Flutgraben IPO 1, AD

Mr. Grant had been looking for a schutzhund prospect when he came upon Stryka.  Mr. Grant knew by looking at her that she was the puppy he was looking for. Once back in New York Mr. Grant and Stryka started working on the fundamentals in schutzhund.  They not only started learning the key elements in obedience but also started the foundation work in tracking and protection as well.  Mr. Grant brags on Stryka’s exceptional tracking abilities.  Like her father Stryka has her sire Berlin’s focus and intensity for tracking, obedience and protection.  We anticipate Mr. Grant and Stryka being very success in their schutzhund

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Gage vom Glücklichen Tal from Happy Valley Kennel
Gage vom Glücklichen Tal

Sire: Berlin vom Glücklich Tal
2012 GSDCA-WDA Vice-Sieger Champion SchH 3, IPO 3
Dam: Dena vom Flutgraben IPO 1, AD

While attending the 2011 GSDCA-WDA National Championships in Nashville, TN, Don Williams approached owner Krista Wade inquiring about purchasing a Berlin offspring.  Mr. Williams has been involved with German Shepherds for years and was interested in adding a working line male that he could train and compete with. Mr. Williams headed back to Wisconsin with Gage, the pick of the Dena litter, an extremely high drive puppy that possesses a world of potential.  Mr. Williams has been pleased with Gage’s progress in all areas and we expect this team to flourish in their schutzhund endeavors.

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Derks from Happy Valley Kennel
Derks vom Glücklichen Tal

Sire: Vanto von der Rangauhöhe
Dam: Inge vom Feldvebel Hau

Derks vom Glücklichen Tal now has a happy home at the award-winning Cornerstone Ranch, an Arabian horse farm in Alabama. Derk’s outstanding temperament and disposition makes him a hit with everyone at the barn. Derks, though loving and friendly, also understands his job as a protector and guardian at Cornerstone Ranch. Ms. Holden has provided him with a wonderful loving home.

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Cliff vom Flutgraben
Cliff vom Flutgraben

Sire: Raccoon’s Daucus
Dam: Ashly vom Flutgraben

Cliff was imported from Germany at 8 weeks of age and imprinted by Happy Valley Kennel.  Kathy, from Murfreesboro, TN, wanted not only a personal protection dog but a competition dog as well.

Cliff has achieved great success by earning his SchH 1 title with scores of 97-88-99.  Cliff and Kathy are bound for future success.  Cliff has not only been a terrific competition dog, but he has been the perfect fit for her family that includes
not only children but multiple German Shepherds and cats.

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Casha vom Flutgraben
Casha vom Flutgraben

Sire: Raccoon’s Daucus
Dam: Ashley vom Flutgraben

Casha vom Flutgraben is fulfilling Bonnie’s dreams of owning a female Schutzhund German Shepherd.  After returning from a trip to Germany with Krista, Bonnie decided she wanted to participate in the sport of Schutzhund.  Casha and Bonnie were a perfect match.

Casha is a full sister to Cliff vom Flutgraben who was also imported at the same time as Cliff at 8 weeks of age.  Krista and Happy Valley Kennel imprinted Casha on the basics of Schutzhund.  Bonnie has continued to build on the foundation that Happy Valley Kennel laid.  We look forward to Casha and Bonnie earning their SchH1 title in the very near future.  There are plans to breed in the future as well.

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Cazan vom Flutgraben
Cazan vom Flutgraben

Sire: Raccoon’s Daucus
Dam:
Ashley vom Flutgraben

Cazan vom Flutgraben, litter mate to Cliff and Casha vom Flutgraben, was also imported from Germany.  Cazan serves as a dual-purpose K-9 for the Williamson County Sheriffs Department in Tennessee.  Cazan and his handler have been very successful!  We appreciate all that Deputy Roberts and Cazan do to help protect and serve our community.

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Dante vom Glücklichen Tal
Dante vom Glücklichen Tal

Sire: Vanto von der Rangauhöhe
Dam: Inge vom Feldvebel Hau

Dante vom Glücklichen Tal was selected by a family in Marietta, Georgia based on his family-friendly temperament and working ability.  He has been a constant loving companion for this family. Dante enjoys hanging out with the children or playing ball.  He has been a wonderful addition to their family.

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Quiarra von Aurelius
Quiarra von Aurelius

Sire: Kwantum Klostermoor
Dam: Dora Murrtal

Quiarra von Aurelius, a beautiful black and tan female imported from Germany, is now residing in Franklin, TN.  The Davis’s desire to add another female German Shepherd to their family brought them back to Happy Valley Kennel. They needed assistance in locating a German Shepherd that would get along with their existing black female shepherd previously acquired with the help of Happy Valley Kennel.  Mr. Davis was looking for a Schutzhund prospect and Mrs. Davis wanted a companion dog.  Quiarra fit the bill for both of the Davis’s needs.

Quiarra is currently working on her SchH 1 under Coach Krista Wade’s direction, in addition to, accompanying Mrs. Davis while she trains for marathon competitions.  Quiarra, sired by Bodo vom Flutgraben, produced a beautiful litter of puppies and we look forward to a litter in the near future.

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Mia von der Baiertalerstrabe
Mia von der Baiertalerstrabe

Sire: Tyson vom Köttersbusch
Dam: Yasmin v. Nieuwlandshof

Imported from Germany, Mia von der Baiertalerstrabe is a gorgeous black and red female German Shepherd.  The Baer’s needed a personal protection/companion family dog for times that Mr. Baer is deployed overseas by the United States Military.  Mia is a vital part of their family composition. We are proud to be able to provide this family who serves our country with a German Shepherd that provides them the security, love and loyalty they desire and deserve.

Happy Valley Kennel would like to express our gratitude to the Baers and all those who serve our country ensuring our safety and freedom.  Thank You!  You and your families sacrifice a great deal for the benefit of many!

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Ingrid vom Villa Vanner
Ingrid vom Villa Vanner

Sire: Berlin vom Glücklich Tal
Dam: Brandy von der Emsaue

Ingrid vom Villa Vanner is a wonderful sable female who lives in Smyrna, TN.  Katie and Kyle were searching for a family companion German Shepherd and fell in love with Ingrid.  Ingrid has a loving active home.

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Wölfrick vom Glücklichen Tal
Wölfrick vom Glücklichen Tal

Sire: Vanto von der Rangauhöhe
Dam: Inge vom Feldvebel Hau

Wölfrick vom Glücklichen Tal resides in Bell Buckle, TN where he is a wonderful family companion dog for the Anderson family.  It is not uncommon to see Wölfrick strolling the streets with the family during the Webb School craft fair held each October. Wölfrick has been ideal for the Anderson’s three active boys.  So don’t be surprised if you happen to see a big beautiful sable German Shepherd walking beside a family pushing a baby carriage the next time you visit the Bell Buckle Café.

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Flip vom Murrtal
Flip vom Murrtal

Sire: Ramon vom Köttersbusch
Dam: Chica vom der Baiertalerstrabe

Flip vom Murrtal enjoys the warm weather and sunny skies in Florida.  The Undieme family of Florida, contacted Happy Valley Kennel searching for a German Shepherd that would provide them the security and personal protection they needed after their home security was threatened.

Happy Valley Kennel imported Flip and customized a training program to fit the needs of the Undieme’s.  The arrival of Flip has brought them the security they desired and an end to compromising situations.

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Easton vom Glücklichen TalEaston vom Glücklichen Tal

Sire: Berlin vom Glücklich Tal
Dam: Fiona von Tajgetosz

Easton vom Glücklichen Tal is a beautiful dark red sable with an amazing personality and loving temperament.  She has made the Clanton family a terrific indoor, family companion and farm German Shepherd.

Happy Valley Kennel started Easton’s formal obedience training by imprinting the correct obedience behavior for her to potentially fulfill many different rolls.  The Clanton’s are eager to continue Easton’s training. Their youngest son plans on participating in the Bedford County 4-H dog project, a project that as a county volunteer Krista Wade founded in 2000 for the Bedford County 4-H program.

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Addie vom Cannonburg
Addie vom Cannonburg

Sire:  Berlin vom Glücklichen Tal
Dam:  Casha vom Fllütgraben

Mrs. Roye a very accomplished AKC obedience competitor, AKC judge, and a highly decorated SAR trainer and handler was looking for a German Shepherd that was capable of working in many different disciplines.  Mrs. Roye wanted a German Shepherd capable of becoming a Schutzhund dog, with the ability to obtain high obedience scores, while being able to compete in herding, as well as, successfully certifying in SAR.  Finding a female German Shepherd that would excel in so many different areas is not easy.

Krista Wade choose Addie as the pick female from Casha’s litter for Mrs. Roye. Addie has not only fulfilled but has exceeded every expectation that Mrs. Roye has had.  We are anxious to see all that this Berlin female will accomplish in the future in all the disciplines that she will be participating in.

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Havoc vom Glücklichen Tal
Havoc vom Glücklichen Tal

Sire: Berlin vom Glücklichen Tal
Dam: Sybill vomGrysycos

Havoc vom Glücklichen Tal lives on the MW Angus farm in Bell Buckle, TN.  Dr. Robert West DMV, owner of Cascade Veterinary Hospital and his wife made the decision to add a German Shepherd to their family and farm for personal protection and as a family companion.  Havoc has quickly adapted, willingly hanging out with the family in the house or out at the barn with the horses and cows.  Her sound temperament and disposition make it easy for her to adjust to whatever situation she is in whether it’s at the office, at the clinic, in the house while homework is being done, out in the barn when feeding
the horse and cows or out with the kids playing in the yard.

Happy Valley Kennel has customized a training program that is designed to meet all of Mrs. West’s needs.  It is Mrs. West’s goal to train Havoc in advanced obedience as well as protection.  With the help of Happy Valley Kennel, Havoc is preparing for her BH and Schutzhund titles.  We appreciate Dr. West and Cascade Veterinary Hospital for all that they do to ensure great health care for all our German Shepherds at Happy Valley Kennel.  We are proud to be able to provide Dr.West and his family with a German Shepherd that meets all their expectations.

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Hando vom Glücklichen Tal
Hando vom Glücklichen Tal

Sire:  Berlin vom Glücklichen Tal
Dam: Sybill vom Grysycos

Mrs. Rookey, a native of Germany and her husband, retired from the Air Force, came to Happy Valley Kennel in search of a male German Shepherd to be a companion as well as replace the void left behind by the passing of their older German Shepherd.  The Rooke’s were searching for a German German Shepherd.  They found exactly what they were looking for when they saw Sybill and Berlin.  Having lived in Germany they knew exactly what they were looking for.  Hando, though an active puppy, has made a wonderful indoor dog that has a large yard to run in.  Like any good German Shepherd, Hando is aware of his surroundings yet is loving and affectionate.  He enjoys riding along wherever the Rookey’s might go.  Happy Valley Kennel has designed a training program for Hando and the Rookey’s.

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Ginger vom Glücklichen Tal
Ginger vom Glücklichen Tal

Sire: Berlin vom Glücklich Tal
Dam: Fiona von Tajgetosz

Ginger vom Glücklichen Tal is the perfect fit for the Jake LaGrone family, manger of the Award Winning Country Music Vocal Group Rascal Flatts. The LaGrone’s, who live in Brentwood, TN, already had two other dogs but wanted a companion German Shepherd.  Ginger has had no trouble adapting to her new home.  She enjoys playing football with the boys or just hanging out while the children play video games.

In addition to being a companion dog, Ginger will be starting scent detection work in the near future.  Happy Valley Kennel looks forward to working with Ginger and the LaGrones in this training project.

Ginger Earns Canine Good Citizen Certificate
Ginger and Jake LaGrone passed the AKC CGC test held in Nashville, TN.  Ginger and one other dog out of 8 participating dogs passed the CGC test.  Congratulations to Ginger and Jake.  This is a terrific accomplishment.  Ginger and Tucker are currently working on scent detection in the area of diabetic alert detection.  Happy Valley Kennel is proud to be assisting the LaGrones in DAD’s.

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Kasai vom Villa Vanner
Kasai vom Villa Vanner

Sire: Berlin vom Glücklich Tal
Dam: Brandy von der Emsaue

Mr. Strain sought out Happy Valley Kennel’s training program to help him educate and train his young male German Shepherd.  Impressed by Berlin’s accomplishments, training, temperament and disposition, Mr. Strain decided to purchase a female Berlin puppy he named Kasai.  Kasai possesses her sire Berlin’s wonderful temperament and disposition and is a companion not only to Mr. Strain but to his male German Shepherd as well.

 

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Drigon vom Flutgraben
Drigon vom Flutgraben

Sire: Balko von der Salztal-Höhe
Dam: Ashly vom Flutgraben

Dr. Richard and Dr. Rebekah Land, of Franklin, TN, sought out Happy Valley Kennel upon the recommendation of a friend.  The Land’s demanding schedule made it nearly impossible for them to raise a puppy.  Drigon, a trained young adult German Shepherd suited their lifestyle and situation.

Drigon was imported from Germany along with his litter mates Dasha and Drago by Happy Valley Kennel.  Our training program at Happy Valley Kennel taught Drigon the skills necessary for him to fulfill his new role in the Land’s home. Krista has continued to work with the Lands in advanced obedience and Schutzhund.  We look forward to Drigon and the Land’s earning their Schutzhund titles in the future.

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Drago vom Flutgraben
Drago vom Flutgraben

Sire: Balko von der Salztal-Höhe
Dam:
Ashly vom Flutgraben

Happy Valley Kennel imported Drago vom Flutgraben along with his litter mates Drigon and Dasha when they were 8 weeks old from Büdigen, Germany.  Cousins to Bodo vom Flutgraben, the 2-time GSDCA-WDA National Champion, Drago is a beautiful black and tan male German Shepherd.

Mr. Lawrence, a Lieutenant with the Franklin City Police Dept., found in Drago the family companion the kids wanted and the obedience trained personal protection dog that he and Mrs. Lawrence were seeking.  Drago is comfortable filling either role.  Drago has a wonderful loving home.

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Adena vom Glücklichen Tal
Adena vom Glücklichen Tal

Sire: King
Dam: Cierra vom Haus Adamson

Jim and his three children live in Shelbyville, TN and provide Adena with a tremendous home.  Jim’s dream of owning a German Shepherd seemed as thought it would never materialize with his demanding work schedule and three very active children until he meet Adena.

Adena, who was raised with children, is the daughter of Happy Valley Kennel’s beloved “Sting”. The training Adena received at Happy Valley Kennel allowed her to step right into their lives instantly becoming a member of their family.  Happy Valley Kennel is proud to be able to help make Jim’s dream of owning a German Shepherd become a reality.

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Elke vom Glücklichen Tal

Sire: Berlin vom Glücklich Tal
Dam: Fiona von Tajgetosz

Searching for a Search & Rescue prospect, Mr. Smith came to Happy Valley Kennel upon the recommendation of Vicki Roye.  Mr. Smith found that Elke possessed the hunt drive, temperament and disposition he desired in a Search & Rescue dog. Mr. Smith and Elke have been working hard training for their future certifications.  We look forward to Elke’s great success in SAR.

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