Might be an Ara-Bean thing : )… Taj can/will find mud in the middle of February, regardless of snow depth or temps. He is also light grey, I sympathize sincerely with jpjen42 and you, Joe-Joe! Think I would rather the mud than P/P stains tho, easier to clean, for sure.
Could soak him in some type of ShowSheen product but then, I would rather the P/P stains than the bald spot. Pick the faults you can live with, we all got ’em, the variety is endless ; )
Sure there's right and wrong but mostly there's just a whole lotta different.