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SELECTING THE CORRECT DETACHABLE BLADE FOR YOUR DOG

This is intended as a blade guide for dog owners and groomers seeking suitable detachable A5 type blades for varying coat clipping depths for husbandy purposes on their breed of dog. It is based upon guidance given to professional groomers training for their City & Guilds Certification.

PLEASE NOTE - It is NOT intended as a guide for the clipping of dogs for exhibition purposes

Oster A5 narrow type detachable blades have been used as the example given throughout the guide; however individual pet owners may prefer blades of other manufacturer, in which case please select a blade of the preferred manufacturer that closely resembles the mm depth of cut quoted.

PLEASE NOTE: Blade sizes (#) may have the following letters prefixed after the size number. F or FC
This denotes FULL or FULL CUT and as such blades bearing this prefix are designed to give a smooth “velvet” type finish. Blades without a prefix after their size are known as SKIP TOOTH blades . This type of blade have their alternate teeth shorter. Skip tooth blades will give a BLENDED finish to the coat

CROSS BREEDS including curly, wiry and straight soft coated.
With the very considerable number of cross breeds selection of blades with depend on the required length. As a general guide the higher the blade number the shorter the amount left on the coat.
Body & legs: #40 but use attachment comb to avoid clipping to close. (Try also a #3F - #4F - #5F or #7F)
Matted: #10
Head: #10
Tail: #10
Stomach & under feet: #10

AFGHAN.
Body matted: #10
Saddle: #4F
Stomach: #10

AIREDALE.
Body: #7F- #5F- #4F - #3F
Head and neck: #10
Ears: #10
Stomach: #10
Tail: Same as body

BEARDED COLLIE.
Puppy long trim: #30 plus attachment comb
Stomach: #10
Matted: #10 or #7F

BEDLINGTON TERRIER.
Face and ears:: #10 or #15
Tail and body: #7F - #5F - #4F - #3F
Stomach: #10

BICHRON FRISE
Show trim to 1 inch: #30 + attachment comb
Short pet trim: #7F - #5F - #4F - #3F
Matted: #10
Stomach: #10 or #15
BOUVIER Des FLANDERS
Body: #30 + attachment comb
Head and neck: #10
Matted: #7F - #5F - #4F - #3F
Ears: #10
Stomach: #10

BRIARD
Puppy: #30 + attachment comb
Stomach: #10
Matted: #10 or #7F

CAIRN TERRIER
Natural look: #30 + attachment comb
Short pet trim: #4F or #5F
Matted: #10 or #7F
Ears: #10
Stomach: #10

CHOW
Body: #7F
Stomach: #10

COCKER SPANIEL
Body, sides and back: #7F - #5F - #4F - #3F
Neck: #7F - #5F - #4F
Face, ears and throat: #10
Stomach: #10

COLLIE
Natural look: #30 + attachment comb
Short pet trim: #4F or #5F
Matted: #10 or #7F
Ears: #10
Body: #7F
Stomach: #10

DANDIE DINMONT
Body, sides and back: #5F - #4F - #3F
Ears: #10
Stomach: #10

ENGLISH SETTER
Body, sides and back: #5F - #4F - #3F
Head, and ears: #10
Stomach: #10

ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL
Head, neck and ears: #`10
Stomach: #10

GOLDERN RETRIEVER
Body: #7F - #5F - #4F - #3F
Short pet trim: #4F or #5F
Stomach: #10

GREAT PYRENEES
Matted: #10 if very bad otherwise try #7F - #5F
Stomach: #10

IRISH SETTER
Body, sides and back: #7F - #5F - #4F - #3F
Head, neck and ears: #10
Stomach: #10

IRISH TERRIER
Body, sides and back: #5F - #4F - #3F
Head and ears: #10
Stomach: #10

KERRY BLUE TERRIER
Body, sides, back & tail: #7F - #5F - #4F - #3F
Head neck and ears: #10
Stomach: #10

LAKELAND TERRIER
Body, sides, back & tail: #7F - #5F - #4F - #3F
Head neck and ears: #10
Stomach: #10

LHASA APSO
Puppy clip: #30 + attachment comb or #7F - #5F - #4F - #3F
Pet clip: #4F - #10
Ears: #10
Matted: #10 or #7F
Head and top: #5F - #4F - #3F
Stomach: #10

MALTESE.
Puppy clip: #30 + attachment comb
Pet clip: #4
Matted: #10 - #7F - #5F
Stomach: #10

NEWFOUNDLAND.
Matted: #10- or #7F
Stomach: #10

OLD ENGLISH DOG
Puppy clip: #30 + attachment comb
Pet clip: #7F - #4F
Matted: #10- #7F
Stomach: #10


PEKINGESE
Pet clip: #5F - #4F - 3F
Stomach: #10
POODLE - Kennel trim
Face, feet: and base of tail: #10 - #15
Body: #7F - #5F - #4 - #3F
Stomach: #10

POODLE - Lamb trim
Face, feet: and base of tail: #10 - #15
Body: #7F - #5F - #4 - #3F
Stomach: #10

POODLE Summer trim
Face, feet: and base of tail: #10 - #15
Body and legs: #7F - #5F
Stomach: #10

POODLE - Dutch trim
Face, feet: and base of tail: #10 - #15
Body and legs: #7F - #5F (Try using attachment comb on legs)
Stomach: #10

PORTUGUESE WATER DOG
Body: #30 + attachment comb
Pet clip: #4F
Matted: #7F or #5F
Stomach: #10
Puppy clip: #30 + attachment comb

SAMOYED
Matted: #7F or #5F
Stomach: #10

SCHNAUZER
Body, sides and back: #7F- #5F- #4F - #3F
Head and ears: #10
Ears: #10
Matted: #7F or #5F
Stomach: #10

SCOTTISH TERRIER
Body, sides and back: #7F- #5F- #4F - #3F
Head, neck and ears: #10
Stomach: #10

SEALYHAM
Body, sides and back: #7F- #5F- #4F - #3F
Head and ears: #10
Ears: #10
Matted: #7F
Stomach: #10

SHETLAND SHEEPDOG
Matted: #7F – 5F
Stomach: #10

SHIH TZU
Puppy clip: #30 + attachment comb
Pet clip: #4F
Matted: #7F or 5F
Stomach: #10

SILKY TERRIER
Puppy clip: #30 + attachment comb
Pet clip: #4F
Matted: #7F or 5F
Stomach: #10

WELSH TERRIER
Body, sides, back and ears: #7F- #5F- #4F - #3F
Head and ears: #10
Stomach: #10

WEST HIGHLAND
Body, back, sides: #7F- #5F- #4F - #3F
Head and neck: #10
Ear tips: #10
Stomach: #10

WHEATEN TERRIER - Soft coated
Body: #30 + attachment comb
Pet clip: #4F
Ears: #10
Stomach: #10
Matted: #10

YORKSHIRE TERRIER.
Puppy clip: #30 + attachment comb
Pet clip: #4F
Matted: #7F
Ears: #10
Stomach: #10

CATS; Persian and Longhaired breeds
Matts:
Matts may varying from very slight to extreme – therefore depending on the severity use #10 - #7F- #5F- #4F or #3F

In cases of severe matts use a #40
In the interests of the cat whilst appreciating the close clipped effect of this blade it must be used as matts of this severity will offer little space between them and the skin. Pulling of the matt is to be avoided at all cost! The cat will have a very shaved appearance in this area clipped, but the area will soon show signs of re-growth.

On the top of the body: #7F- #5F- #4F - #3F


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