What blades do I use for clipping a Bearded Collie?
Sanitary prep: 10
Paw pads: 15 or 5/8 toe blade
Slightly matted: 5 or 5FC
Very matted: 7 or 7 FC
Very heavy coats: 7 or T84
Legs: 3 FC or comb attachment on 30 blade
Feet, beard, moustache, furnishings: Scissor
Puppy trim: 30 with a 3cm comb attachment or scissor
Note for all breeds: Personal preference matters! Use this as a guide only. Refer to the coat length measurement given for the blade before using. If it says above to use a size 10 for example, which leaves the coat 1.5mm to 3mm, but that is too short for how long you want the coat to be, use a longer blade. For most coats you clip in the same direction the coat naturally grows. This results in the length being about twice the coat length on the blade. So for a 10 blade that says 1.5mm, when clipped with the coat direction, it will leave the coat around 3mm. When using a blade against the direction the coat grows, the resulting length will match the length on the blade. Find out which direction should you clip the coat in?