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General Instructions for Coarse Double Coats

There is nothing more glorious than a thick, fluffy, clean, shiny coat. The coarse double coat has a long outer coat that is harsh and stiff. Underneath is a soft, downy undercoat that is shed annually. The outer coat protects the dog’s skin from sunburn, cuts and scrapes. The undercoat is for warmth during the cold winter months. A thick undercoat means a fluffier coat. Show dogs need a thick undercoat and harsh, coarse outercoat to be competitive. Cindra products are uniquely designed to enhance this difficult coat no matter what stage it is in.


1. Remove mats and snarls before bathing (see Problem Solution section)
2. Dilute shampoo in warm water (1-2 T/cup water depending on suds desired)
3. Always lather and rinse twice
4. Rinse thoroughly then rinse again
5. Pour diluted conditioner over coat and allow to soak in
6. Rinse thoroughly
7. Squeeze excess water out of coat before towel drying
8. Back brush while drying with cool heat (Fluff drying)
9. Mist with your favorite fragrance from the Spirit Collection when dry.

  • Texturizing Shampoo
  • Reconstructor - Conditioner


Detangling/Dematting- Apply full strength Moisture Plus liberally to the mat. Wait 15 minutes. Pull mat gently apart with fingers or comb.

Dry, damaged Coat- Our version of a hot oil treatment: Wet dog with warm water, apply Moisture Plus liberally. Wrap in hot towel for 15-20 minutes. Shampoo with Moisturizing Shampoo and rinse.

Dingy White Coat- Use Cleansing Shampoo on the first lather, wait 5 minutes then rinse. Follow with Texturizing Shampoo lather and rinse.

Increase Undercoat- Line brush daily with Maxicare as soon as dog is finished shedding Showing on a hot, dry day Use Maxicare as your only coat dressing.

Showing without full undercoat - Texturizing Mist (diluted 50:50 with water) while line brushing will hold coat up long enough for judging.

Spot Whitening/UrineStains - Use a small amount of Cleansing Shampoo full strength, wait 5 minutes and rinse.

Extra Volume Super Coat- (diluted 50-50 with water) while line brushing. If very humid try Texturizing Mist instead.

Shedding around house- Spray with Maxicare and brush daily. Be sure to get down to skin.Nothing will prevent shedding completely. It is anormal, necessary process for these breeds.

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