Dog Clipper Blade Breed Guide

Dog Clipper Blade Breed Guide

The following list gives you some general guidelines on which blade to go for a particular breed

Afghan Hound

•             Matted Coat - 7F

•             On Saddle Only - 7F

 

Airedale Terrier

•             Body & Tail - 7F, 5F, 4F, 3F

•             Head & Neck - 7F

•             Legs, Chest, Beard, & Eyebrows - 30 with ¾" or 1" Comb

•             Ears, Cheeks, & Throat - 7F or 10

 

American Cocker Spaniel

•             Body, Sides, & Back Only - 7F, 5F, 4F

•             Sides of Neck - 7F

•             Face, Ears, & Throat - 10

 

Bearded Collie

•             Matted Coat - 7F

•             Puppy Trim at 2" - 30 with 1¼" Comb

 

Bedlington Terrier

•             Body - 4 or 3

•             Head, Ears, & Tail - 10 or 15

 

Bichon Frise

•             Matted Coat - 7F

•             Show Trim at 1" - 30 & 1" Comb

•             Pet Trim - 4 or 3

•             Head - 30 with ¾", 1" or 1¼" Comb

 

Bouvier Des Flandres

•             Body - 3, 30 with ¾" or 1" Comb

•             Legs - Scissors, 30 with 1" or 1¼" Comb

•             Matted Coat - 7F

•             Head - 4F

•             Face - Scissors

•             Ears - 10 or 15

 

Briard Terrier

•             Matted Coat - 7F

•             Puppy Trim at 2" - 30 & 1¼" Comb

•             Short Trim - 4F

•             Face, Legs, & Undercarriage - Scissors

 

Cairn Terrier

•             Matted Coat - 7F

•             Natural Look 2" - 30 & ¾" Comb

•             Pet Trim, Shorter on Back - 4

•             Head, Face, Legs, & Underbody - Scissors

•             Ears - 10

 

Chow Chow

•             Matted Coat - 7F

•             Natural Coat - Scissors

•             Body - 7

•             Puppy Trim - 30 with 1" Comb

•             Short Trim - 3, 3F, 4, 4F

 

Cocker Spaniel

•             Body, Sides, & Back - 4F, 5F, 7F

•             Neck - 9

•             Face, Ears, & Throat - 10, 15

 

Collie

•             Body - 7F

•             For More Length on Body - 4 or 3

•             Short Trim - 3, 3F, 4, 4F

•             Puppy Trim - 30 with 1" Comb

•             Natural Coat - Scissors

 

Dandie Dinmont

•             Body, Sides, & Back Only - 5 or 4

•             Head, Tail, Legs, & Under Belly - Scissors

•             Legs & Undercarriage - Scissors

•             Ears - 10 or 15

 

English Cocker Spaniel

•             Body, Sides, & Back Only - 7F, 5F, 4F

•             Front of Forearms - 7F

•             Head, Neck, and Ears - 15

 

English Setter

•             Body, Sides, & Back Only - 7F, 5F, 4F

•             Head, Neck, & Ears - 10

•             Tail, Legs, Underbody - Scissors

•             English Springer Spaniel

•             Body, Sides, & Back Only - 7F, 5F, 4F

•             Head, Neck, & Ears - 10

 

Golden Retriever

•             Matted Coat - 7F

•             Body - 7F or 5F

•             Legs, Tail, & Underbody - Scissors

 

Great Pyrenees

•             Matted Coat - 7F

•             Puppy Trim - 30 with 1" Comb

•             Long Body Trim - 4 or 3

 

Irish Setter

•             Body, Sides, & Back - 7F, 5F, 4F

•             Head, Neck, & Ears - 7 or 10

•             Tail, Legs, & Underbody - Scissors

 

Irish Terrier

•             Body, Sides, & Back - 7F, 5F, 5

•             Head, Neck, & Ears - 10

•             Tail, Legs, & Underbody - Scissors

 

Keeshond

•             Matted Coat - 7F

•             Natural Coat - Scissors

•             Short Trim, Back & Sides - 4

•             Head, Neck, & Ears - 10 or 9

•             Body, Sides, & Tail - 30 with 1" Comb

 

Kerry Blue Terrier

•             Body & Tail - 4F or 3F

•             Face - 10

•             Ears, Cheeks, & Throat - 10

•             Legs - 30 with ¾" or 1" Comb

 

 

Lakeland Terrier

•             Body & Tail - 7F, 5F, 4F, 3F

•             Head, Neck, & Ears - 10

•             Legs, Chest, Beard, & Eyebrows - 30 with ¾" or 1" Comb

 

Lhasa Apso

•             Matted Coat - 7F

•             Puppy Trim - 30 with 1" Comb

•             Short Trim - 3F or 4F

•             Head, Face, Tail, & Underbody - Scissors

 

Maltese

•             Matted Coat - 7F

•             Puppy Trim - 30 with 1" Comb

•             Short Trim - 4

•             Head - 4F, 3F, 30 with ¾" or 1" Comb

•             Face & Tail - Scissors

 

Newfoundland

•             Matted Coat - 7F

•             Natural Coat - Scissors

•             Short Coat - 4 or 3

 

Old English Sheepdog

•             Matted Coat - 7F

•             Short Coat - 3, 3F, 4, 4F

•             Puppy Trim - 30 with 1¼" Comb

•             Head & Face - Scissors

 

Pekingese

•             Matted Coat - 7F

•             Short Coat - 4 or 4F

 

Poodles - Kennel Trim

•             Matted Coat - 7F

•             Face, Feet, & Base of Tail - 10 or 15

•             Body & Legs - 5, 4, 3

•             Top Knot & Tailpiece - Scissors

 

Poodles - Lamb Trim

•             Face, Feet, & Base of Tail - 10 or 15

•             Body - 5, 4, 3

•             Legs - 30 with ¾" or 1" Comb

•             Top Knot & Tailpiece - Scissors

 

Poodles - Summer Trim - Bikini Trim

•             Face, Feet, & Base of Tail - 10 or 15

•             Body & Legs - 7F or 5F

•             Pom-poms, Top Knot & Tail Pom - Scissors

•             Stomach - 10

 

Portuguese Water Dog

•             Matted Coat - 7F

•             Short Coat - 3, 3F, 4, 4F

•             Body & Legs - 30 with 1" Comb

•             Head & Tail - Scissors

 

Samoyed

•             Matted Coat - 7F

•             Tail - Scissors

 

 

Schnauzer

•             Matted Coat - 7F

•             Throat, Ears, & Cheeks - 10

•             Body & Tail - 7, 5, 4F

•             Legs - 3 with ¾" Comb

 

Scottish Terrier

•             Body, Back, & Sides - 5 or 4

•             Head, Neck, Cheeks, Throat, & Ears - 10

•             Tail - 4F

 

Sealyham

•             Body, Back, & Sides Only - 5 or 4

•             Head, Neck, & Ears - 10

•             Tail - 5 or 4

 

Shetland Sheepdog

•             Matted Coat - 7F

•             Long Trim - 4 or 3

•             Natural Coat & Tail - Scissors

 

Shih Tzu

•             Matted Coat - 7F

•             Puppy Trim - 30 with 1" Comb

•             Short Trim - 4F or 3F

•             Head, Tail, & Ears - Scissors

 

Silky Terrier

•             Matted Coat - 7F

•             Puppy Trim - 30 with ¾" Comb

•             Short Trim - 4F

•             Head, Underbody, & Tail - Scissors

•             Ears - 10

 

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

•             Body & Tail - 3, 30 with ¾" or 1" Comb

•             Head & Ears - Scissors

•             Shorter Trim - 4F

•             Legs - 30 with 1" Comb

 

Welsh Terrier

•             Body & Tail - 7F or 5F

•             Head, Cheeks, Throat, & Ears - 10

•             Legs, Chest, Beard, & Eyebrows - 30 with ¾" or 1" Comb

 

West Highland White Terrier

•             Body, Back, & Sides - 5F, 4F, 3F

•             Tail & Underbody - Scissors

•             Head & Legs - 30 with 1" or 1¼" Comb

•             Ear Tips - 10 or 15

 

Yorkshire Terrier

•             Matted Coat - 7F

•             Puppy Trim - 30 with 1" Comb

•             Short Trim - 4F or 3F

•             Face - Scissors

•             Ear Tips - 10

 

Mixed Breeds - Curly Coat

•             Body & Legs - 4F or 3F

•             Face (Poodle Style) - 10 or Scissors

•             Face (Teddy Bear Style) - 3F or 30 with ¾" or 1" Comb

•             Tail - Scissors

 

Mixed Breeds - Wiry Coat

•             Body & Tail - 7F, 5F, 4F, 3F

•             Legs, Chest, Beard, & Eyebrows - 3F

•             Ears - 10

•             Face & Eyebrows - Scissors

 

Mixed Breeds - Smooth Coat

•             Matted Coat - 7F

•             Puppy Trim - 30 with 1" Comb

•             Short Trim - 4F

•             Head, Face, & Tail - Scissors

 

Cats

•             Very Matted - 10

•             Some Matting - 7F