When we picked her from a rescue shelter, our third Afghan Hound, named Ashley, was a fuzzy brindle puppy. She was so matted we had to shave her. It wasn't the last time she had to be shaved as we made the mistake of taking the girls to the ranch and letting them run in the pasture. They enjoyed the cows, but we did not enjoy the mess of burrs they brought home. So off to the groomer they went.