Turns out...when the snow starts to melt, the roads are super dirty. They turn your long haired dogs into mud pits and your white dogs into brown/grey dogs. And it makes them smell like mud, oil, and general death. Below is the evidence (sorry for the crappy pics, I snapped them in a hurry on the way to the tub).
|Nipper on the right side|
|Nipper on the left|