Reconstructor, Moisture plus, Texturizing mist and Maxi Care are still in Production

All American

ALL AMERICAN MIXED BREED

The All American Mixed Breed is a very special dog.  They vary in size, temperament, coat texture, and build, but they are all companion dogs.  They are our pals.  Regardless of whether they are champions on paper, they are champions in our hearts.  So they deserve to be treated like champions.

Depending on its parents, the coat type varies. Use the general instructions for a soft silky coat if you want their coats to feel soft.  Use the general instructions for coarse double coats if you want their hair to look full and fluffy.  For short-coated dogs we recommend using the general instructions for coarse double coats.  This will leave their coat glistening.

 

General Instructions for Soft & Silky Coats

Using Cindra products allows you to take optimal care of these beautiful coats simply and easily.

The soft and silky coat requires a lot of moisture.  Often long and flowing, the coat needs to be protected against breaking and matting.  The products used should be absorbed into the coat so it doesn’t collect extra dirt.  Although silicone is a wonderful lubricant and detangler, over time it can dry the coat and cause breakage.  Lanolin is too heavy for many coats and is difficult to wash out.

 It is easy to over-condition long silky coats.  Signs of over-conditioning are a dull coat that feels gummy, sticky, or greasy or one that tends to pick up a lot of dirt.

Cindra products contain neither silicone nor lanolin.  They use lighter moisturizers such as vitamin E, jojoba oil and rice bran oil that are absorbed quickly and leave no greasy residue.

SIMPLE STEPS TO BATHING A LONG SILKY COAT

  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. Squeeze shampoos through coat like you are washing a fine wool sweater
  4. Always lather and rinse twice
  5. Rinse thoroughly then rinse again
  6. Pour diluted conditioner over coat and allow to soak in
  7. Rinse thoroughly
  8. Squeeze excess water out of coat before towel drying
  9. Wrap in towel and squeeze to dry coat.

 

RECOMMENDED CINDRA PRODUCTS:

MOISTURIZING SHAMPOO

MOISTURE PLUS - Conditioner

                                                           

PROBLEM                                       SOLUTION

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

 

Greasy Coat                                     Use Cleansing Shampoo instead of Moisturizing Shampoo.

 

Coat lacks body                               Use Texturizing Shampoo instead of Moisturizing Shampoo

 

Dingy White Coat                           Use Cleansing Shampoo on the first lather, wait 5 minutes then rinse.  Lather with Moisturizing Shampoo and rinse.

 

Urine Stains                                      Use a small amount of Cleansing Shampoo full strength, wait 5 minutes and rinse

 

Flyaway Hair                                   Make an anti-static spray with 2 Tablespoons Moisture Plus in 1-pint water.

 

Putting Coat in Oil                          Make spray with 2 Tablespoons Moisture Plus in 1 pint water.  Spray on hair sections as you wrap.  Do not use additional oils or silicone.

 

Thin leg furnishings/feathers        Spray diluted Texturizing Mist into a damp coat and fluff dry with a blow dryer.

 

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.

 


 

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 outer coat to be competitive.  Cindra products are uniquely designed to enhance this difficult coat no matter what stage it is in.

 

SIMPLE STEPS TO BATHING A COARSE DOUBLE COAT

 

  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)

 

RECOMMENDED CINDRA PRODUCTS:

 

TEXTURIZING SHAMPOO

RECONSTRUCTOR – Conditioner

 

PROBLEM                                       SOLUTION

 

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/Urine Stains        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 a normal, necessary process for these breeds.

 


General Instructions for Wire Coats

 

Many wire-coated breeds were developed to go through brambles and briars during a hunt.  They needed extremely coarse, “wiry” outer hairs to protect them.  Although most of these dogs are now housedogs, if an owner desires to retain the characteristic wire coat, the under coat should be hand-plucked, leaving the wiry outer coat.  Leg hairs, called furnishings, can be softer and should be abundant and fluffy.  Many owners prefer to have groomers shape the outer coat with clippers, leaving just the soft under coat.  Although the wiry texture will not be felt, the Cindra texturizing products described below would still be appropriate.

 

 

SIMPLE STEPS TO BATHING A WIRE COAT

 

  1. Dilute shampoo in warm water (1-2 T/cup water depending on suds desired)
  2. Always lather and rinse twice
  3. Rinse thoroughly then rinse again
  4. Rub conditioner through furnishings and wait 5 minutes
  5. Rinse thoroughly
  6. Towel dry

 

 

RECOMMENDED CINDRA PRODUCTS:

 

TEXTURIZING SHAMPOO

RECONSTRUCTOR – Conditioner

 

 

PROBLEM                                       SOLUTION

 

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

 

Thin leg furnishings/feathers         Spray daily with Maxicare and brush

 

Soft Coat                                           Mist with full strength Texturizing Mist and brush

 

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.

 

Mustache and Eyebrows                Apply Sculpting Gel and comb into position