The Beardie coat is double with the undercoat soft, furry and close. The outercoat is flat, harsh, strong and shaggy, free from wooliness and curl, although a slight wave is permissible. The coat falls naturally to either side but must never be artificially parted. The length and density of the hair are sufficient to provide a protective coat and to enhance the shape of the dog, but not so profuse as to obscure the natural lines of the body. The dog should be shown as naturally as is consistent with good grooming but the coat must not be trimmed in any way. On the head, the bridge of the nose is sparsely covered with hair, which is slightly longer on the sides to cover the lips. From the cheeks, the lower lips and under the chin, the coat increases in length towards the chest, forming the typical beard.
RECOMMENDED CINDRA PRODUCTS:
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.
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.
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.