From the wikipedia article on English Shepherd dogs: "As a working dog, the coat should be easy to keep, requiring very little grooming. Dirt tends to just fall away."
Sound too good to be true?
Here's Dusty yesterday morning. I don't know what he rolled/immersed himself in. I only know that (1) he stunk to high heaven and (2) I didn't want to be the one who had to give him a bath.
He spent the whole day running around the farm, "helping" us spread mulch, and digging and lying in the mulch. Here's what he looked like five hours later, BEFORE Primo gave him a bath.
I have no idea how he managed to pull that off.