The texture of the coat is of utmost importance. The undercoat is soft and dense, the outer coat of a coarser and curlier texture. The combination of the two gives a soft but substantial feel to the touch which is similar to plush or velvet and when patted springs back. When bathed and brushed, it stands off the body, creating an overall powder puff appearance. A wiry coat is not desirable. A limp, silky coat, a coat that lies down, or a lack of undercoat are very serious faults.
Gentle mannered, sensitive, playful and affectionate. A cheerful attitude is the hallmark of the breed and one should settle for nothing less.
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. Another approach is to shampoo, rinse and dry the coat first. Then apply Moisture plus full strength, let sit 10-15 min. and blow out rather than work with fingers.
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 Use Reconstructor routinely at bath time while coat is developing.
Spot Whitening/Urine Stains Use a small amount of Cleansing Shampoo full strength, wait 5 minutes and rinse
Breakage from Friction Between shows, spray with dilute mixture of water and Moisture Plus (5:1) before wrapping and rewrapping.
Reduce Scissor Marks Mix Super Coat 50/50 with water. Spray lightly into damp coat and blow dry. Refresh as needed by spraying above the dog and allowing mist to fall onto coat.