What blades do I use for clipping an Airedale Terrier?
Body, sides and tail: 7F - 5F - 4F or 3F
Head and neck / throat: 9 or 7F
Legs, chest, beard, eyebrows: 3 blade - or 30 blade with 3/4" or 1" comb attachment on - or Scissor
Ears, cheeks and throat: 7F - 10 or 15
Slightly matted: 5 or 7FC
Very matted: 7 or 7FC
Very heavy coats: 7 or T84
Note for all breeds: Personal preference matters! Use this as a guide only. Refer to the coat length measurement given for the blade before you use them. 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?