The cats' fur was matted from a bath in her dipping soup.
The Russian setter has a woolly and matted coat.
Her dark, curly hair was matted with blood, her features pale.
The pelage consists of a dense, soft, matted under fur, mixed with long, stiff, lustrous hairs on all parts of the body and tail.
The greater part of the animal is covered with long brown hair, thick, matted and curly on the shoulders, so as to give the appearance of a hump, but elsewhere straight and hanging down - that of the sides, back and haunches reaching as far as the middle of the legs and entirely concealing the very short tail.