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Which Clipper Blade? BREED GUIDE


This page contains a listing of blade size recommendations for various animal breeds.

AFGHAN HOUND
Very matted strip down on body   #7F  
On saddle only   #7F  
Stomach   #10  
Pads  

#15  

 

AIREDALE TERRIER
Body   #7 or  #5  
Head, neck   #9 or  #7F  
Ears   #10  
Tail   #5 or  #4  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

 

BEARDED COLLIE
"Puppy" trim @ 2"   #30 & 1 1/4" UC  
Matted strip down   #7F or  #5F  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

 

BEDLINGTON TERRIER
Body   #5F  
Head,Ears and Tail   #10 or  #7F  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

 

BICHON
"Show" trim, 1" coat   #30 & 1 1/4" UC 
Pet trim, short   #4F  
Matted strip down   #7F or  #5F  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

 

BOUVIER DES FLANDRES
Body   #30 & 1 1/4" UC 
Legs and undercarriage   scissors  
Matted strip down   #7F or  #5F or #4F  
Head   #4F  
Face   scissors  
Ears   #15 or  #10  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

 

BRIARD
"Puppy" trim @ 2"   #30 & 1 1/4" UC 
Face, legs & undercarriage   scissors  
Matted strip down   #7 or  #5 or  #4  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

 

CAIRN TERRIER
Natural look, coat left @ 2"   #30 & 3/4" UC 
Pet trim, shorter on back   #4  
Head and tail   scissors 
Matted strip down   #5  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

 

CHOW CHOW
Body   #7  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

 

COCKER SPANIEL
Body, sides and back only   #7F or  #5F or  #4F  
Sides of neck   #9 or  #7F  
Face, ears and throat   #10 or  #15  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

 

COLLIE
Body   #7F  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

 

DANDIE DINMONT
Body, sides and back only   #5 or #4  
Head and tail   scissors  
Legs and undercarriage   scissors  
Ears   #10 or  #15  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

 

ENGLISH COCKER SPANIEL
Body, back and sides only   #7F  
Front of Forearms   #7F  
Head, neck and ears   #15  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

 

ENGLISH SETTER
Body, side and back only   #5F  
Head,neck and ears   #10 or  #9  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

 

ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL
Body, side and back only   #7F  
Head,neck and ears   #10 or  #9  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

 

GOLDEN RETRIEVER
Body   #5F or  #7F  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

 

GREAT PYRENEES
Matted strip down   #5 or  #7  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

 

IRISH SETTER
Body, sides and back only   #5F or  #7F  
Head, neck and ears   #10  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

 

IRISH TERRIER
Body, sides and back only   #5  
Head, neck and ears   #10  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

 

KERRY BLUE TERRIER
Body, sides, back & tail   #30 & 1" UC 
Shorter pet trim, back & sides   #4  
Head, neck & ears   #10 or #9  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

 

KEESHOND
Body   #5F or #7F  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

 

LAKELAND TERRIER
Body, side and back only    #5
Tail   #4
Head,neck and ears   #10 or #9  
Stomach   #10
Pads #15

 

LHASA APSO
"Puppy" length trim   #30 & 1" UC 
Shorter pet trim   #4F  
Matted strip down   #7F or  #5F  
Top of head   #4F or  #5F  
Face & tail   scissors  
Stomach   #10  

 

MALTESE
"Puppy" length trim   #30 & 1" UC 
Shorter pet trim   #4F  
Matted strip down   #7F or  #5F  
Top of head   #5F  
Face & tail   scissors  
Stomach   #10  

 

NEWFOUNDLAND
Matted strip down   #5 or  #7  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

 

OLD ENGLISH SHEEPDOG
"Puppy" length trim   #30 & 1 1/4" UC 
Shorter pet trim   #4F  
Head and face   scissors  
Matted strip down   #5F or  #7F  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

 

PEKINGESE
Short pet trim   #5F or  #4F  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #8.5  

 

POODLE - Kennel Trim
Face, feet and base of tail   #15 or  #10  
Body and legs   #7F or  #5F or  #4F  
Top knot & tail piece   scissors  
Stomach   #10  

 

POODLE - Lamb Trim
Face, feet and base of tail   #15 or  #10  
Body   #5F or #4F  
Legs   scissors  
Top knot & tail piece   scissors  
Stomach   #10  

 

POODLE - Summer Trim (Bikini)
Face, feet and base of tail   #15 or  #10  
Body and legs   #5F or  #7F  
Pompoms, top knot & tail pom   scissors  
Stomach   #10  

 

POODLE - Dutch Trim
Face, feet and tail   #15 or  #10  
Body pattern   #15 or  #10  
Body   #30 & 1" UC 
Pompoms, top knot & tail pom   scissors  
Stomach   #10  

 

PORTUGUESE WATER DOG
Body   #30 & 1" UC 
Shorter pet trim   #4F  
Matted strip down   #5F or  #7F  
Head and tail   scissors  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

 

SAMOYED
Matted strip down   #5F or  #7F  
Tail   scissors  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

 

SCHNAUZER
Body, back and sides only   #9 or  #7F  
Legs and furnishings   scissors  
Head and ears   #10  
Matted strip down   #5F or  #7F  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

 

SCOTTISH TERRIER
Body, back and sides   #5 or  #4  
Head, neck and ears   #10  
Tail   scissors or  #4F  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

 

SEALYHAM
Body, back and sides only   #5  
Head, neck and ears   #10  
Tail   #5  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

 

SHETLAND SHEEPDOG
Matted strip down   #5F or #7F  
Tail   scissors  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

 

SHIH TZU
"Puppy" length trim   #30 & 1" UC 
Short pet trim   #4F  
Matted strip down   #5F or  #7F  
Head and tail   scissors  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

 

SILKY TERRIER
"Puppy" length trim   #30 & 3/4" UC 
Short pet trim   #4F  
Matted strip down   #5F or  #7F  
Head   scissors  
Ears   #30  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

 

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