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Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie Comparison - Dog breed selector: Wheaten or Toller or Scotch Sheep Dog? Find the right dog for you

"Find similarities and differences between Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie" Compare Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever. Which is better: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie?
Name Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever Border Collie
OriginsIreland Canada England Scotland Wales
Group Hunting Dogs Gun Dog Pastoral / Herding Dogs
Popularity Rank498938
Reviews2211
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Other Names
What other names do they have?
Wheaten, Wheatie, Irish Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier Toller, Scotty, Novie, Little River Duck Dog Scotch Sheep Dog, Sheepdog
Breed Type
Which dog is purebred or crossbreed? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie breed type comparison:
Purebred Purebred Purebred
AKC Group
Which dog is recognized by the AKC?
Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1973 as a Terrier breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2003 as a Sporting breed. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1995 as a Herding breed.
FCI Group
Which dog is recognized by the FCI?
Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Retrievers - Flushing Dogs - Water Dogs group, in the Retrievers section. Recognized by FCI in the Sheepdogs and Cattledogs (except Swiss Cattledogs) group, in the Sheepdogs section.
Breed Recognition
What other organizations and kennel clubs recognize these dog breeds?
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Irish Kennel Club
Canadian Canine Registry
Club Espanol De Terriers
No data available American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
The American Int. Border Collie Registry
The American Border Collie Association
Price
Which is cheaper, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie? Which is more expensive?
$800-$1000 $1800-$2000 $600-$800
Availability
Very frequent
Very frequent
Very frequent

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie General Appearance & Basic Info Comparison

Size
Which is bigger, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie size comparison:
Medium Medium Large
Weight
Which is heavier, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie weight comparison:
Male: 35-45 pounds (16-20 kg), Female: 30-40 pounds (14-18 kg) 37-51 pounds (17-23 kg) Male: 30-45 pounds (14-20 kg), Female: 27-42 pounds (12-19 kg)
Avg. Weight
Which dog has a smaller / higher average weight?
Male: 40 pounds (18 kg), Female: 35 pounds (16 kg) 44 pounds (20 kg) Male: 37.5 pounds (17 kg), Female: 34.5 pounds (15.5 kg)
Height
Which is taller, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie height comparison:
Male: 18-20 inches (46-51 cm), Female: 17-19 inches (43-48 cm) 17-21 inches (43-53 cm) Male: 19-22 inches (48-56 cm), Female: 18-21 inches (46-53 cm)
Avg. Height
Which dog has a smaller / higher average height?
Male: 19 inches (48.5 cm), Female: 18 inches (45.5 cm) 19 inches (48 cm) Male: 20.5 inches (52 cm), Female: 19.5 inches (49.5 cm)

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie Hair & Care Comparison

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat/fur do they have? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie coat comparison:
Curly Waterproof Dense
Feathered
Straight
Short
Moderately Long
Colors
What are the original Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever and Border Collie color?
Wheaten Red
Gold
Black & White
Tricolor
Tan
Blue merle
Blue merle-tricolor
Slate merle
Red merle
Black
Brindle
Gold
Lilac
Red
Sable
Sable Merle
Saddleback Sable
White & Blue
White & Blue Merle
White & Red
White & Red Merle
White Ticked
Seal
Slate
White & Gold
White & Sable
White & Seal
Grooming
Which is easy to maintain, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie grooming comparison:
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Easy to groom: The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever doesn't require a lot of grooming.
Average: The Border Collie requires average grooming effort.
Shedding Level
Who sheds more Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or {name3 shedding:
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are low shedders.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers shed moderately.
Border Collies shed moderately.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
Which dog should be bathed more: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie?
3-4 weeks
More often than average.
3-4 weeks
More often than average.
6-8 weeks
Rarely.

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie Characteristics Comparison

Temperament
Which one has a better personality? Which is a better family dog, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie behavior/temperament comparison:
Affectionate
Faithful
Playful
Energetic
Intelligent
Spirited
Affectionate
Courageous
Gentle
Responsive
Alert
Energetic
Playful
Intelligent
Alert
Tenacious
Protective
Energetic
Responsive
Loyal
Intelligent Rank
Which is the smarter dog? Which is best? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie intelligence:
Átlagos: Átlagos intelligenciájú Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Outstanding: Border Collie is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie trainability comparison.
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are quite easy to train.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are easy to train.
Border Collies are easy to train.
Playfulness
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie playfulness comparison:
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a playful breed.
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a highly playful breed.
The Border Collie is a highly playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Which dog is more sensitive? What's the difference?
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Border Collies don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Affection Level
Which is the more affectionate dog breed: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Border Collies are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie social needs comparison:
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers need a lot of social interaction.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are a social breed.
Border Collies need a lot of social interaction.
Barking
Which dog barks more/less: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie?
Average: The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier barks occasionally.
Average: The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever barks occasionally.
Low to Average: The Border Collie rarely barks.
Watchdog Ability
Which is the better watchdog: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are good watchdogs.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are average watchdogs.
Border Collies are one of the best watchdogs.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Which dog is most likely to protect its owner? Which is the best dog to use for protection?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are extremely protective guard dogs.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are average defenders.
Border Collies are extremely protective guard dogs.
Biting Potential
Which breed of dog is most likely to bite? Biting potential comparison:
Low
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Border Collie has a low chance of biting somebody.
Bite Force
Which bite is stronger: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie?
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.
Mouthiness
Which is the better dog? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie mouthiness comparison:
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have a higher than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Border Collies have a strong tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Which dog has a greater roaming instinct?
Wanderlust potential of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is strong enough to escape from home.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have average wanderlust potential.
Border Collies have average wanderlust potential.
Prey Drive
Which dog has a higher prey drive? Which can be better for hunting?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers have a high impulse to chase and catch something.
Border Collies have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Apartment Friendly
Which dog is more apartment friendly Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie?
Lakásbarát kutya Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier fajta.
Nem a legjobb választás Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever tartása lakásban.
Nem ajánlott lakásban tartani Border Collie kutyafajtát.
Adaptability
Which dog has a higher adaptability potential? Which is the better dog?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Border Collies adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Which dog can be left alone: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Border Collies tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie Good With Comparison

Stranger Friendly
Which dog is more stranger friendly Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie? Which dog is more friendly?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are stranger friendly dogs.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are not the most stranger friendly dogs.
Border Collies are average friendly towards strangers.
Child Friendly
Which dog is more child/kid friendly Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are kid-friendly dogs.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are very kid-friendly dogs.
Border Collies are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Which dog is more cat friendly Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are not cat-friendly dogs.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are average friendly towards cats.
Border Collies are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Which dog is more dog friendly Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are dog-friendly dogs.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are very dog-friendly dogs.
Border Collies are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Which dog is good for the first-time owners: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie?
No
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Yes
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Border Collies are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog
Which one could be a service dog?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Yes
This breed makes good as a service dog.
Therapy Dog
Which one could be a therapy dog: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie? Which is better for autism?
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Which one could be a detection/sniffer dog?
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Yes
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Office Friendly
Which one fits better in the office?
No
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Border Collie is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Which one could be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Yes
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Which dog is good for elderly people?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are usually recommended for elderly people.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Border Collies are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Boat Dog
Which one could be a boat dog: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie?
Not really
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Yes
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever breed usually likes being on a boat.
Not really
Border Collie breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Pet Friendly
Which dog breeds get along well with other animals/pets?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are generally with other pets.
Border Collies are generally with other pets.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Which one could be a cart pulling or drafting dog?
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie Health Factors Comparison

Health Issues
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie health comparison. Which is the healthier: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie?
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are commonly healthy dogs.
The Border Collie is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
Which one has more or less genetic/health problems: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie? What are the allergies, genetic diseases and concerns for them? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie health problems comparison:
Addison's Disease
Allergies
Cancer
Renal Dysplasia
No data available Allergies
Collie Eye Anomaly
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Osteochondrosis Dissecans
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Veterinarian Visits
Which one may need more or less veterinary visits?
Average
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Rare
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year).
Average
The Border Collie should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year.
Life Expectancy
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie lifespan comparison. How long do Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever and Border Collie breeds live? Which one has a longer lifespan/life expectancy?
12-15 years 12-14 years 12-15 years
Hypoallergenic
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie hypoallergenic comparison. Which dog is hypoallergenic or not?
Yes No No
Energy Level
Who has more energy a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie energy level comparison:
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers are high energy dogs.
Border Collies are high energy dogs.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie exercise need comparison. Which dog needs more activity? Which dog needs the most exercise: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie? Which dog needs the most walking? Which dog is the laziest?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers need quite a lot of exercise.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers need quite a lot of exercise.
Border Collies need a lot of exercises.
Sleeping Need
Which one sleeps the least/most: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie?
Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers don't need too much sleep.
Border Collies don't need too much sleep.
Avg. daily food consumption
Which dog eats more: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier or Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever or Border Collie?
Recommended daily amount: 1.5 to 2 cups of a high-quality daily, divided into two meals. 2.5 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1.5 to 2 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two or three meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
Which dog breed is more prone to obesity? Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie weight gain potential comparison:
Average.
Average to High.
Average.
Weather & Climate
Which dog is best for hot or cold weather: Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie?
Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Border Collie can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
Which dog breed smells least? Which dog smells most? Which is best, Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie?
Medium
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever has an average chance of bad smell.
Medium
The Border Collie has an average chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
Which dog drools the most? Which dog drools the least?
The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Border Collie is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier vs Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever vs Border Collie Reproducibility Comparison

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
Litter Frequency Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size
How many puppies can Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever and Border Collie have?
5-8 puppies 6-10 puppies 4-8 puppies

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