Dog Clipping

Old 10-23-06, 04:30 PM
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Question Dog Clipping

Could someone please let me know what size clipper blades are best to use on my 2 dogs. They are one small mixed breed, and a mixed collie. I have been told that number ten blade will clip the coat too short and too near the skin. Thanks for any help
Old 10-24-06, 01:12 PM
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Hi Conanlucy,

I don't know anything about clipping dog hair, but my first resource for such an answer would be an experienced dog groomer. You might consider a visit to one and find out what blades they use for each dog and watch them do it. If they don't allow you to watch in a shop, consider one of the mobile units that might allow you to watch.

I did a google search with the term:
dog + clipping blades
and found several helpful sites. Here's one that talks about the blade number, how to clip and more.

Old 12-14-06, 04:51 AM
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the higher number you go, the shorter the cut. a five or four blade for your mix breed, #3 for your collie mix

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