Clipper blade size guide- choosing blades for each breed

What size blade should I use to cut my poodle, shih tzu, sznautzer …

There is no easy answer to this question but….

Please, consider weather (temperature) & the animals comfort first before appearance second.
For more details please call your local groomer or the breed society.

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 ALL BREEDS or MIXED BREEDS:

Surgical preparation – #40 and #10 blades
pads – #15 blade
Slightly matted – #5F or #7F
Very matted – #5 (skipp) or #7 (skipp)
legs and finishing work – scissors

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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 blade size guide

BEARDED COLLIE blade size guide

 

 

BEARDED COLLIE
“Puppy” trim left at 2″ 30 and 1 1/4 inch 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 and 1 1/4 inch UC*
Pet trim, short 4F
Matted strip down 7F or 5F
Stomach 10
Pads 15

BOUVIER DES FLANDRES
Body 30 and 1 1/4 inch 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 left at 2″ 30 and 1 1/4 inch UC*
Face, legs & undercarriage Scissors
Matted strip down 7 or 5 or 4
Stomach 10
Pads 15
CAIRN TERRIER
Natural look, coat left at 2″ 30 and 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 clipper blade size

golden retriever clipper blade size

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

 

 

 

 

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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 inch 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 and 1 inch 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 and 1 inch 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 and 1&1/4 inch 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

 

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poodle clip guide

poodle clip guide

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 and 1 inch UC*
Pompoms, top knot & tail pom Scissors
Stomach 10
PORTUGUESE WATER DOG
Body 30 and 1 inch 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 4F or Scissors
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 and 1 inch 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 and 3/4 inch UC*
Short pet trim 4F
Matted strip down 5F or 7F
Head Scissors
Ears 30
Stomach 10
Pads 15
SOFT COATED WHEATEN TERRIER
Body 30 + 1 inch UC*
Legs and undercarriage Scissors
Shorter pet trim 4F
Head Scissors
Ears 9 or 7F
Tail Scissors
Stomach 10
Pads 15
WELSH TERRIER
Body, side and back only 5
Head and ears 10
Ear tips 10 or 15
Stomach 10
Pads 15

WEST HIGHLAND WHITE TERRIER
Body, back and sides only 5
Head and tail Scissors
Ear tips 10 or 15
Stomach 10
Pads 15
YORKSHIRE TERRIER
Puppy length trim 30 + 1 inch UC*
Short pet trim 4F
Matted strip down 5F or 7F
Head and face Scissors
Ears 10
Stomach 10
Pads 15
MIXED BREEDS – Curly Coat
Body and legs 4F
Face Poodle style with top knot 10 + Scissors
Face teddy bear style Scissors
Tail Scissors
Stomach 10
Pads 15
MIXED BREEDS – Wiry Coat
Body 7 or 5
Legs Scissors
Head and ears 10 or 9
Face and eyebrows Scissors
Tail Scissors
Stomach 10
Pads 15

 

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