I had a hard time trying to decide how many stars to give this. Iíve looked at this throw on and off for the past few years and finally ordered it in Amber Fox. I thought the reviewers stating it wasnít soft were, perhaps, over exaggerating. They werenít. It looks very realistic with nice long fur, but itís coarse feeling. I was surprised since it looks plush and luxurious in the photos. It felt like dog fur. Before ordering this throw you seriously need to decide if the appearance or feel is more important. It also shed quite a bit. There are two well known retail stores that carry fur throws in the $XXX range when not on sale and I know they're soft. I ended up going with a certain mink throw from one of those stores and am very happy. My new blanket is soft and realistic. The colors in Amber Fox are ivory, dark gray, dark brown, & golden brown. In real life, it appeared a tad more golden than what I anticipated. Ultimately I returned this throw and the process was smooth with no problems. I hope this helps someone.