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Pet Grooming Clipper Blade Chart Size and Use | Dog Grooming Clipper Blades

August 11, 2022

Pet Grooming Clipper Blade Chart

Last updated: April 12, 2022

Whether you have just one dog orcat, or you’re a professional dog groomer, you know how important it is to keep your pet clean and groomed.

With the right grooming habits, you can keep shedding under control, untangle hair, prevent and control skin conditions,and more. Revival® Animal Health offers numerous pet grooming clipper blades fromAndis®, Oster® and WAHL® – everything you need to keep your dog orcat looking their best!

Keep in mind, when it comes to pet grooming clipper blades; the higher the number ofthe blade, the shorter and finer the cut. When you have a warm blade, use Andis®Cool Care Plus® or Oster®Kool Lube Spray oftento avoid irritating skin.

This dog grooming blades chart will help you find the right sized pet groomingclipper blades to use for each breed.

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Dog Grooming Hair Length Chart

Blades

  • 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″

General Clips

Sanitary and Sterile: 10
  • Feet and Pads: 15
  • Inside Ears and Tummy: 10
  • Teddy Bear (¾” long all over): 4

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 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

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