Dog Clipper guard size chart Experiment on a Doodle

In this article, we are going to compare the different lengths of cuts you can get on your Doodle. Chloe and I did a “clipper guard size chart” experiment to see exactly how each length looks on a Doodle.

This will be useful if you need a visual reference on how long or short you’d like to trim your Doodle.

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Please watch the video above for better reference.

Dog Clipper Guard Size “Chart”

At the time of this experiment, Chloe had been growing out her hair for about 3.5 months. Her hair was probably around 1.5-2 inches long. 

Specifically, we experimented with:

  • 1-inch clipper comb (bottom row, light blue comb)
  • 3/4-inch clipper comb (bottom row, light purple comb)
  • 1/2-inch clipper comb (top row, peach comb)
  • 1/4-inch clipper comb (top row, purple comb)
  • 1/4-inch clipper blade (Andis #5FC)
  • 1/8-inch clipper comb (top row, red comb)

We used the Wahl Attachment Combs, which are compatible with Andis and other brands of detachable-style clipper blades.

Wahl Stainless Steel Clipper Attachment Guide Comb Set

If you’re going to be doing the grooming yourself, be sure to brush your Doodle out, all over the body before clipping.

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1-Inch Clipper Comb

First, we started with a clipper comb that cuts down to 1-inch. The 1-inch comb didn’t take much off, but it did trim.

Here are the before and after pictures:

dog clipper guard size chart
Before
dog clipper guard size chart
After 1-inch clipper comb

3/4-Inch Clipper Comb

Next, we tried the 3/4-inch clipper comb. Here are the before and after pictures:

Before
After 3/4-inch clipper comb

1/2-Inch Clipper Comb

Next, we tried the 1/2-inch clipper comb. Here are the before and after pictures:

Before
dog clipper guard size chart
After 1/2-inch clipper comb

1/4-Inch Clipper Comb

Next, we tried the 1/4-inch clipper comb. Here are the before and after pictures:

Before
dog clipper guard size chart
After 1/4-inch clipper comb

1/4-Inch Clipper Blade

Next, we used just the blade, a #5FC that cuts down to 1/4-inch. It was interesting to see how the 1/4-inch blade was still cutting lots of hair even after using the 1/4-inch clipper comb.

I should note that I was using a #10 blade under the clipper combs, rather than the #30 blade which is more recommended for use with clipper combs. 

Here are the before and after pictures:

Before
dog clipper guard size chart
After 1/4-inch clipper blade (opposite side of Chloe)

1/8-Inch Clipper Comb

Next, we tried the 1/8-inch clipper comb.

Here are the before and after pictures:

Before
dog clipper guard size chart
After 1/8-inch clipper comb (opposite side of Chloe)

Comment below and tell us: What do you think about our “clipper guard size chart” experiment? Which length do you like best?

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7 thoughts on “Clipper Guard Size Chart: Experiment on My Doodle (Video)

Kim Kolodrub Reply

What brand and model of clippers do you use? They look like Andis, but the combs are Wahl?

May 19, 2020 at 7:30 am
Whitney

That is correct! Andis AGC 2-speed clippers with the Wahl clipper guards. They are compatible.

May 19, 2020 at 7:41 am

I already own a Wahl clipper. Is it different from a clipper designed for grooming dogs? I like my dogs hair to be a bit longer so I use the combs for cutting. Do I need to purchase a dog clipper?

July 17, 2021 at 5:02 pm
Whitney

Yes you’ll want to purchase clippers made for animals, they are much more powerful for clipping through thick dog fur. Here are some recommendations for doodles:
https://doodledoods.com/best-clippers-blades-grooming-goldendoodles/

July 17, 2021 at 6:03 pm