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The Border collie has two types of coats – short and smooth or medium and rough. For show purposes, bath your Border collie in a dog shampoo that brings out the luster in his coat. Then blow dry him to get rid of any loose hair and give him a nice clean outline. You can then add a volumizing cream if the coat is too skimpy or a blow dry cream to flatten if the coat is too bulky. For any wavy areas, you can use a porcupine brush and smooth on a coat manager. To give depths to white fur and lighten any stains, use a cover up cream. And for the finishing touch, use a light hold conditioning spray to fluff up the mane.