Clipper Blade Sizing

Clipper Blade Sizing

Whether you have just one dog or cat, or you’re a professional dog groomer, you know how important it is to keep your dog or cat clean and groomed. With the right grooming equipment, you can keep shedding under control, untangle hair, prevent and control skin conditions, and more. Blades Services offers a wide choice of different size clipper blades from Andis®, Oster® and WAHL® – everything you need to keep your dog or cat looking their best! This chart will help you find the right size clipper blades to use for each breed. For further information please click this link Dog Clipper Blades


Blade Sizes

• 3 = 1/2″        3F = 1/2″

• 4 = 3/8″       4F = 3/8″

• 5 = 1/4″        5F = 1/4″

• 7 = 1/8″        7F = 1/8″

• 9 = 5/64″     10 = 1/16″   15 = 3/64″    30 = 1/50″

 

 

Breeds

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

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

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
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