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This page contains a listing of blade size recommendations for various animal breeds.

Click on this link for Oster Professional Products Buying Chart - Dog Blades - Recommended Sizes

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
"Puppy" trim @ 2"   #30 & 1 1/4" 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 & 1 1/4" UC 
Pet trim, short   #4F  
Matted strip down   #7F or  #5F  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

BOUVIER DES FLANDRES
Body   #30 & 1 1/4" 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 @ 2"   #30 & 1 1/4" UC 
Face, legs & undercarriage   scissors  
Matted strip down   #7 or  #5 or  #4  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

CAIRN TERRIER
Natural look, coat left @ 2"   #30 & 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
Body   #5F or  #7F  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

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" 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 & 1" 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 & 1" 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 & 1 1/4" 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  

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 & 1" UC 
Pompoms, top knot & tail pom   scissors  
Stomach   #10  

PORTUGUESE WATER DOG
Body   #30 & 1" 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   scissors or  #4F  
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 & 1" 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 & 3/4" 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" 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" UC 
Short pet trim   #4F  
Matted strip down   #5F or  #7F  
Head and face   scissors  
Ears   #10  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

MIXED BREEDS - Curly Coated
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 Coated
Body  #7 or  #5  
Legs   scissors  
Head and ears   #10 or  #9  
Face and eyebrows   scissors  
Tail   scissors  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

MIXED BREEDS - Straight, Soft Coated
"Puppy" length trim   #30 & 1" UC 
Short pet trim   #4F  
Matted strip down   #5F or  #7F  
Head, face and tail   scissors  
Stomach   #10  
Pads   #15  

CATS
Very matted   #10  

Some matting  

Grooming The Cat

#7F

 

 

 

 


 

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