Ultimate guide to clipper blade sizes

Updated: Jul 14, 2020

Whether you have just one dog or cat, or you're a professional dog groomer, you know how important it is to keep your pet clean and groomed. With the right grooming equipment , you can keep shedding under control, untangle hair, prevent and control skin conditions, and more.

When it comes to choosing the right size clipper blade for your breed of dog, this can be challenging as the sizes can be complicated.

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

BLADES

3 = 1/2" (Skip) 3F = 1/2" (Finish)

4 = 3/8" Skip) 4F = 3/8" (Finish)

5 = 1/4" (Skip) 5F = 1/4" (Finish)

7 = 1/8" (Skip) 7F = 1/8" (Finish)

9 = 5/64"

10 = 1/16"

15 = 3/64"

30 = 1/50"

GENERAL CLIPS

Sanitary & Sterile: 10 or

Feet & Pads: 15

Inside Ears & Tummy: 10

Teddy Bear (¾" long all over): 4


BREEDS

· 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

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