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Louis is not in show coat, but his hair back there is long! I eventually want to grow him into a show coat. But even at the length he has right now, it's a mess if he has soft stools. I had to deal with diarrhea and blood two weekends ago. Yuuuck! You can either trim it very short back there, or invest in a lot of baby wipes like I do. I also love using Chris Christensen Magic Foam. I use the baby wipes to wipe out the smears, then follow it up the Magic Foam. I work it into the coat and continue to wipe it out with baby wipes and a greyhound comb. You can follow up with blow drying the area. I like the foam because it deodorizes the area so it doesn't smell like poo. I find it works better than waterless shampoo, which leaves a soapy residue.
With my standard poodle, I have to deal with him peeing on his front leg. This is very common with male standard poodles. As the hair grows on the leg, it gets worse because there is more hair to get in their aim! My poodle also has terrible aim as it is.