Best Dog Clippers

Choosing the best dog grooming clippers (whether you’re a pro or grooming your own dog) is extremely important for anyone who needs to manage their dogs’ coat regularly. Dog clippers need to provide a suitably high running speed to make sure that the blades can regularly (all the time) cut the dog hair with (almost nothing/very little) risk of injury to the skin. 

We have put together a buyers guide of what we believe are the best dog clippers now available today. We have covered budget dog clippers through to the very best high-quality dog clippers. We’re aiming to answer the question: “Which dog clippers are the best?”

We will talk about the pro’s and cons of each every best dog shaver on our list. The best set for you will depend on what you need them for and depend on the size and breed of your dog and their hair length. We’ve covered everything from powerful dog clippers, the best for home use and even the best inexpensive dog clippers.

Our roundup up of the best dog clippers

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Andis machine AGC2 / 2 burgundy speeds GATB
WAHL Dog Clippers, SS Pro Premium Dog Grooming Kit, Full Coat Dog Grooming Clippers for All Coat Types, Low Noise Corded Pet Clippers, Powerful and Quiet
WAHL Dog Clippers, Multi Cut Dog Cat Grooming Kit, Full Pet Coat, Low Noise Corded, Pets At Home, Rust Resistant, High Carbon Steel Blades are Precision Ground, Light 100 gr
Wahl Dog Clipper Pro Series - Mains/Rechargeable
Wahl Dog Clippers, Pro Series Lithium Dog Grooming Kit, For Wiry, Smooth, Long, Silky and Short coats, Low Noise Cordless Pet Clippers, Pets At Home, Ergonomic and Light
Customer Rating
Power
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*
**
Operation
Mains Powered
Mains Powered
Mains Powered
Cordless
Cordless
Item Weight
499g
1kg
350g
762g
730g
Extra Features
Powerful, Suitable for both professional and home groomers, Variable blade options, Lots of colours available, Incredibly quiet, Suitable for all coats
Powerdrive performance provides quiet, powerful and fast clipping, This clipper is powerful enough to cope with any coat type, Professional removable blades
Budget buy, Comes with a DVD, 4 attachment combs, Suitable for smaller dogs with softer coats
Up to 45 minutes cordless usage, Suitable for most types of dog hair, Includes instructional DVD
Long battery life, 4 attachment combs, 0.8mm to 13mmm cutting
OUR TOP PICK
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Andis machine AGC2 / 2 burgundy speeds GATB
Customer Rating
Power
***
Operation
Mains Powered
Item Weight
499g
Extra Features
Powerful, Suitable for both professional and home groomers, Variable blade options, Lots of colours available, Incredibly quiet, Suitable for all coats
More Information
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WAHL Dog Clippers, SS Pro Premium Dog Grooming Kit, Full Coat Dog Grooming Clippers for All Coat Types, Low Noise Corded Pet Clippers, Powerful and Quiet
Customer Rating
Power
***
Operation
Mains Powered
Item Weight
1kg
Extra Features
Powerdrive performance provides quiet, powerful and fast clipping, This clipper is powerful enough to cope with any coat type, Professional removable blades
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BEST BUDGET BUY
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WAHL Dog Clippers, Multi Cut Dog Cat Grooming Kit, Full Pet Coat, Low Noise Corded, Pets At Home, Rust Resistant, High Carbon Steel Blades are Precision Ground, Light 100 gr
Customer Rating
Power
*
Operation
Mains Powered
Item Weight
350g
Extra Features
Budget buy, Comes with a DVD, 4 attachment combs, Suitable for smaller dogs with softer coats
More Information
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Wahl Dog Clipper Pro Series - Mains/Rechargeable
Customer Rating
Power
*
Operation
Cordless
Item Weight
762g
Extra Features
Up to 45 minutes cordless usage, Suitable for most types of dog hair, Includes instructional DVD
More Information
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Wahl Dog Clippers, Pro Series Lithium Dog Grooming Kit, For Wiry, Smooth, Long, Silky and Short coats, Low Noise Cordless Pet Clippers, Pets At Home, Ergonomic and Light
Customer Rating
Power
**
Operation
Cordless
Item Weight
730g
Extra Features
Long battery life, 4 attachment combs, 0.8mm to 13mmm cutting
More Information

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Andis AGC Super 2 Speed Dog Grooming Clipper with Blades, 10 and 7 FC
Wahl Pet Clippers, U-Clip Dog Grooming Kit with Colour Coded Combs, Full Coat Grooming Clippers for Dogs, Low Noise Corded Pet Clippers, Sharp Cutting Steel Blades
Masterclip Pedigree Pro Professional Dog Clipper Set with 10F German Steel blade and 4 Metal Comb Guides Guards
Andis Pro-Pet Deluxe Pet Clipper Kit
Andis - Kit cortapelos RACD
Customer Rating
Power
***
*
**
**
**
Operation
Mains Powered
Mains Powered
Mains Powered
Mains Powered
Mains Powered
Item Weight
1.2kg
318g
376g
1.28kg
399g
Extra Features
Deluxe Pack, Comes with both a number 10 and 7f blade, Designed for Professional use, Suitable for ALL dog sizes and coats!
Very light, 3 – 25mm cutting lengths, 8 colour combs, Suitable for smaller dogs
Lightweight & ergonomic, Suitable for all breeds, Ships with 4 combs
Suitable for fine and smooth coats, Good for home use
Lightweight, Detachable blades, Comes with bag
IF MONEY IS NO OBJECT
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Andis AGC Super 2 Speed Dog Grooming Clipper with Blades, 10 and 7 FC
Customer Rating
Power
***
Operation
Mains Powered
Item Weight
1.2kg
Extra Features
Deluxe Pack, Comes with both a number 10 and 7f blade, Designed for Professional use, Suitable for ALL dog sizes and coats!
More Information
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Wahl Pet Clippers, U-Clip Dog Grooming Kit with Colour Coded Combs, Full Coat Grooming Clippers for Dogs, Low Noise Corded Pet Clippers, Sharp Cutting Steel Blades
Customer Rating
Power
*
Operation
Mains Powered
Item Weight
318g
Extra Features
Very light, 3 – 25mm cutting lengths, 8 colour combs, Suitable for smaller dogs
More Information
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Masterclip Pedigree Pro Professional Dog Clipper Set with 10F German Steel blade and 4 Metal Comb Guides Guards
Customer Rating
Power
**
Operation
Mains Powered
Item Weight
376g
Extra Features
Lightweight & ergonomic, Suitable for all breeds, Ships with 4 combs
More Information
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Andis Pro-Pet Deluxe Pet Clipper Kit
Customer Rating
Power
**
Operation
Mains Powered
Item Weight
1.28kg
Extra Features
Suitable for fine and smooth coats, Good for home use
More Information
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Andis - Kit cortapelos RACD
Customer Rating
Power
**
Operation
Mains Powered
Item Weight
399g
Extra Features
Lightweight, Detachable blades, Comes with bag
More Information

Keep reading to find out more about each of the entries in our dog clippers top 10!

The best dog clippers for professional and home groomers

So you’ve read our roundup above, now we get down to the detail! Find out why we’ve chosen our top 10, why we recommend them and what the best pair of clippers will be for you, when you take into account budget, ease-of-use, maintenance, do you want cordless or mains powered?

We give you all the information you need below to make an informed decision.

Check out our unbiased reviews and list of the very best dog clippers available! 

1. Andis Agc Super 2-Speed Professional Dog Clippers

— Best set of Professional clippers and our #1 on our best dog clippers list 

OUR TOP PICK – SIMPLY OUTSTANDING
SUMMARY
Simply WOW! These 2-speed Clippers are simply fantastic. Great price, lots of power, lightweight to use (no arthritis to worry about 🙂 We cannot recommend these Andis Dog Clippers enough!
Cut Quality
Power
Weight
POSITIVES
Unrivaled quality – they feel great in-hand
Great range of power with 2 speeds available
Price means these clippers are suitable for both the home and professional groomer
Range of colours available
NEGATIVES
We really cannot find any. Unless you have a small dog and a much tighter budget. However, these clippers will pay for themselves in no-time!
5
OUR RATING

The Angis Agc Super 2 speed Professional dog clipper is ultra quiet, ergonomic (which reduces your hand fatigue), has excellent power and takes all a5 type blades. It comes with a number 10 blade which leaves 1.6mm of hair, so no need to use scissors.

It has the option of two speeds – 4000  and 330 strokes per minute and they’re available in a range of colours!

Here at A1 Grooming, we run courses to teach dog owners how to groom their own dogs. The Andis Agc Professional dog clipper is used and recommended as the best by several of our students. We asked the owner of a Shih Tzu what her experience of these dog clippers are. She had this to say:

” Our Shih Tzu is a rescue dog and doesn’t like strangers (although Tim of A1 Grooming was an exception – she loved him but we live about 60 miles a way and the journey with Cassie wasn’t particularly pleasant) or being transported.

The Angis Agc super dog clippers were bought to groom Cassie at home. These are the best dog clippers for Shih Tzu (and they’re quiet) we have ever used! Previously, we purchased and used several cheaper models that didn’t really ‘cut the mustard’ (no pun intended ;-).

We are happy to report that these dog clippers are fantastic. They glide through her coat with minimal fuss and are ultra silent – causing no nervous reaction from Cassie. These clippers are a real gem!”

As you can see from the above – both Cassie and her owners love these dog clippers. The Andis set are perfect as both professional dog clippers or to be used at home.

We rate these as our number 1 best clippers on our round up!

Andis machine AGC2 / 2 burgundy speeds GATB
687 Reviews
Andis machine AGC2 / 2 burgundy speeds GATB
  • Wireless cutter with removable battery
  • Suitable for sensitive dogs and cats noise
  • Lithium ion battery
  • Approximate 180 minutes
  • 5 adjustable speeds 2500-4500 rpm

2. The Wahl Multi cut dog clipper

–The Wahl Multi cut dog clipper is our the most budget friendly on our list – coming in at just under £30, they’re good dog clippers.

We would like to point out these these dog clippers are really only suited for smaller dogs that don’t have thick or course hair as they won’t cut a heavier coat very well.

For the price they aren’t very noisy and the instructional DVD guide is a great addition. The carry case is also a very nice touch. They also come with several detachable comb guides attachments.

These dog clippers are easy to use and cut a close shave, the low noise also means they shouldn’t scare or make your dog nervous.

A1 Grooming’s verdict: Great value for money Dog clippers but they’re not professional pet clippers. Great price though. 

WAHL Dog Clippers, Multi Cut Dog Cat Grooming Kit, Full Pet Coat, Low Noise Corded, Pets At Home, Rust Resistant, High Carbon Steel Blades are Precision Ground, Light 100 gr
1,983 Reviews
WAHL Dog Clippers, Multi Cut Dog Cat Grooming Kit, Full Pet Coat, Low Noise Corded, Pets At Home, Rust Resistant, High Carbon Steel Blades are Precision Ground, Light 100 gr
  • HOME USE – Specifically designed for clipping dog hair at home and will maintain wiry, smooth and short coats. This kit comes with everything you need including Clipper, Standard blade & Blade guard, 4 Black attachment combs, Grooming comb, Scissors, Storage Case, Cleaning brush, Oil and an Instruction booklet. Note: Ensure blades are cleaned and oiled before and during use, this will improve cutting performance and reduce friction and blade heat. Allow blade to cool if heat builds up
  • CORDED – This main powered clipper provides continuous use along with the freedom of movement from the 2.5m cable. Particularly useful if you need to use it for an extended period of time. The powerful long-life motor operates quietly making it ideal for noise sensitive dogs
  • VARIED LENGTHS – Full set of combs to create a full range of lengths between 0.7 mm and 13 mm without snagging or leaving clipper tracks. The taper lever on the side of the clipper smoothly moves the blades to give variable cutting lengths ranging from 0.7 to 1.4 mm
  • HIGH CARBON STEEL BLADES – This robust and durable clipper is fitted with our rust resistant, precision ground, high carbon steel blades that are self-sharpening and long-lasting. Perfect for groomers who perform multiple cuts a day
  • ERGONOMIC DESIGN – The ergonomically shaped clipper is designed for comfort and control for you and your dog

3. Wahl Pet Clipper Kit SS Pro

The SS Pro clippers are powerful, quiet and provide quick clipping and are suitable for almost any type of coat. They’re very easy to control meaning they’re comfortable and won’t cause your hand or wrist to ache.

They have a standard cutting length of 0.7mm and also come with three metal comb attachments for lengths of 3mm, 10mm and 16mm. Resulting in not needing to use dog grooming scissors.

Very high quality clippers at a great price. They’re very quiet producing low noise and this is a great bonus for nervous dogs, resulting in minimal fuss or panic!

They will arrive in a nice plastic storage box. Great Pet Grooming Kit at a great price ideal as professional dog clippers or for the home.

WAHL Dog Clippers, SS Pro Premium Dog Grooming Kit, Full Coat Dog Grooming Clippers for All Coat Types, Low Noise Corded Pet Clippers, Powerful and Quiet
152 Reviews
WAHL Dog Clippers, SS Pro Premium Dog Grooming Kit, Full Coat Dog Grooming Clippers for All Coat Types, Low Noise Corded Pet Clippers, Powerful and Quiet
  • HOME USE – Specifically designed for clipping dog hair at home and will maintain wiry, smooth and short coats. This kit comes with everything you need including SS Pro Dog Clipper, 3 Stainless-steel Attachment Combs, Clipper Oil, Cleaning brush, Storage case and an Instruction booklet
  • CORDED – This main powered clipper provides continuous use along with the freedom of movement from the 2.5m cable. Particularly useful if you need to use it for an extended period of time. The powerful long-life motor operates quietly making it ideal for noise sensitive dogs
  • VARIED LENGTHS – Three stainless steel attachment combs to create a full range of lengths between 1.8m and 16mm without snagging or leaving clipper tracks
  • HIGH CARBON STEEL BLADES – This robust and durable clipper is fitted with our rust resistant, precision ground, high carbon steel blades that are self-sharpening and long-lasting. Perfect for groomers who perform multiple cuts a day
  • EASY CLEAN BLADES – The blades are removable for thorough cleaning, so you can maintain the product’s performance and get a fresh cut every time you use it

4. Wahl Pro Series Dog Grooming Clippers Mains / Rechargeable 

This is the first cordless rechargeable dog clipper in our list. The Wahl Pro Series Cordless Dogs Clipper are a versatile dog clipper that delivers up to 45 minutes use on a full charge. It’s important to note that this clipper can also be used when plugged into the mains.

It also ships with an instructional DVD guide and is stated as “suitable for most types of animal hair”. It comes complete with four attachment combs (they guide very well) that are capable of cutting your dogs hair between 2mm and 13mm lengths.

The high quality blades are also rust resistant. This is due to being high carbon steel blades. They are also handy snap on and snap off (detachable) for easier cleaning.

They’re also a lightweight and low vibration and low noise cordless clipper. They come with a nice durable carry case and a two year guarantee. All for less than a £50 price tag!

The fact that they can be used cordless makes them ideal, if you want to groom your dog outdoors to avoid the mess in doors and 45 minutes usage time should be fine for even the largest of dogs.

Wahl Dog Clipper Pro Series - Mains/Rechargeable
365 Reviews
Wahl Dog Clipper Pro Series – Mains/Rechargeable
  • Versatile cord – cordless pet/dog clipper delivers up to 45 minutes cordless use on a full charge or can be used on the cord when charge is low
  • Suitable for most types of animal hair – includes instructional DVD with step by step instructions on grooming your dog at home
  • Complete with four attachment combs for variable clipping length from 2 mm to 13 mm
  • Rust resistant, high carbon steel blades are precision ground for a superior cutting performance, Handy snap on/off fit for easy cleaning
  • Lightweight, quiet and low vibration clipper. Packed in a durable storage/carry case and complete with a two year guarantee

5. Wahl Pro Series Lithium dog / pet clipper Kit

Another set of Wahl Clippers! Wahl are extremely popular and well known – they’ve been around decades and continue to produce clippers that are high quality and great value for money. The Wahl Pro series are no different!

They’re corldess and can offer a whopping 2 hours of cordless clipping! You can also use them with the cord, meaning you’ll never run out of charge.

They have an adjustable taper of lengths between 0.8mm and 13mm! They’re ergonomically designed resulting in a comfortable, balanced and easy to use whilst clipping. Excellent pet grooming kit.

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Wahl Dog Clippers, Pro Series Lithium Dog Grooming Kit, For Wiry, Smooth, Long, Silky and Short coats, Low Noise Cordless Pet Clippers, Pets At Home, Ergonomic and Light
420 Reviews
Wahl Dog Clippers, Pro Series Lithium Dog Grooming Kit, For Wiry, Smooth, Long, Silky and Short coats, Low Noise Cordless Pet Clippers, Pets At Home, Ergonomic and Light
  • CLIPPING ANIMAL COATS – Ideal for clipping and maintaining wiry, smooth, long, silky and short coats
  • CORDLESS – With lithium ion technology the Pro Series Lithium cord-cordless clipper offers up to 120 minutes of cordless cutting and use with the cord means you’ll never run out of charge
  • QUICK CHARGE – Features a 15-minute quick charge option for up to 10 minutes of additional use
  • VARIED LENGTHS – Adjustable taper lever enables cutting lengths of between 0.8mm and 1.8mm and with attachment combs included for lengths of 3, 6, 10 and 13 mm
  • ERGONOMIC DESIGN – The ergonomically shaped clipper is designed for comfort and control for you and your dog
 

6. Andis RACD Pet Clipper

The Andis RACD dog clipper is a compact and lightweight clipper. It comes with blades capable of lengths between 1.6mm and 25.4mm (using the included attachment combs).

It has a maintenance free motor and the blades and combs are very easy to change – using the the quick press release button.

The design is an ergonomic one that fits comfortably in either hand.

Andis - Kit cortapelos RACD
25 Reviews
Andis – Kit cortapelos RACD
  • Your one-stop solution for caring for small medium breeds
  • Powerful mower has interchangeable blades easy to use and quiet operation
  • Stepwise adjustable control
  • Adjusts from a fine cut flush to the one thicker and longer
  • It Includes 4 combs 1/4 “, 1/2”, 3/4 “and 1” with rounded tips for safer toilet
 

7. WAHL U-Clip Dog Clipper Kit

The WAHL U-Clip Dog Clipper has been popular for several years now and we can understand why. It’s a reliable dog clipper with a variety and colourful range of blades. 

The powerful rotary motor can easily glide through wiry, smooth, long, silky and short coats and makes an easy job out of grooming your dog.

It’s very well made and will last you a while if it is well looked after and maintained. The lead is also a good length, so will get round any table easily.

We have various customers that have explicitly used these dog clippers on their poodles. They love how the clipper leaves the coat. They state that they’re very easy to use and they’re not overly noisy and don’t cause bother to their poodles (they’ve even used these clippers on their pet rabbit!).

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Wahl Pet Clippers, U-Clip Dog Grooming Kit with Colour Coded Combs, Full Coat Grooming Clippers for Dogs, Low Noise Corded Pet Clippers, Sharp Cutting Steel Blades
289 Reviews
Wahl Pet Clippers, U-Clip Dog Grooming Kit with Colour Coded Combs, Full Coat Grooming Clippers for Dogs, Low Noise Corded Pet Clippers, Sharp Cutting Steel Blades
  • INNOVATIVE COLOUR CODED COMB – The U-Clip Dog Clipper features innovative coloured combs making it easy to choose your style and lengths. This is the ideal clipper for busy groomers
  • VARIED LENGTHS – Full set of combs to create a full range of lengths between 0.8 mm and 1.8 mm without snagging or leaving clipper tracks. The taper lever on the side of the clipper smoothly moves the blades to give variable cutting lengths ranging from 0.8 mm to 1.8 mm
  • HIGH CARBON STEEL BLADES – This robust and durable U-Clipper is fitted with our precision ground, high carbon steel blades that are self-sharpening and long-lasting. Ideal for groomers who perform multiple cuts a day
  • ERGONOMIC DESIGN – The ergonomically shaped clipper is designed for comfort and control for you and your dog, with a rubberised grip. This clipper’s low noise levels are ideal for grooming any nervous dogs
  • CORDED – This main powered clipper provides continuous use along with the freedom of movement from the 2.5 m cable

8. Andis AGC Super 2 Speed Dog Grooming Clippers with Size 10 and 7FC Blades 

–Best buy for premium budget where money is no object

Andis AGC Super 2 Speed Dog Grooming Clipper with Size 10 and 7FC Blades is the premium choice of dog clippers. It is advertised as a deluxe pack and comes with two premium blades – both a number 10 and 7f blade. It is billed as being “designed for professional salon use”.

With a running speed of 4000 and 3300 strokes per minute on the slower setting – this truly is a premium motor. The motor on these dog trimmers allows a much quicker and will easily dog groom the worst coat.

Matted coats are also easier to clip due to the power and speed of this dog clippers motor. It is very comfortable when held and will keep hand fatigue to an absolute minimum.

You will get an exceptionally smooth cut. The time required to clipper and groom your dog is reduced. They work well on all types of coats including wire coats. These clippers truly are a ‘cut’ above the rest! Wonderful pet grooming kit.

Highly recommended as the best by us at A1 Grooming! The price tag is justified.

Andis AGC Super 2 Speed Dog Grooming Clipper with Blades, 10 and 7 FC
170 Reviews
Andis AGC Super 2 Speed Dog Grooming Clipper with Blades, 10 and 7 FC
  • Deluxe pack!
  • This clipper comes with both a number 10 blade and 7f!
  • Designed for professional salon use
  • Quiet motor which delivers enough power for all day heavy duty clipping
  • Comfortable handpiece which reduces hand fatigue

09. Andis Pro-Pet Deluxe Pet & Dog Hair Clippers

The Andis pro are a deluxe set of dog hair clippers perfect for semi-professional dog groomers. They’re a great dog clipper for finer, clean coats and faces, paws and ears. 

The clippers come with a number ten blade – excellent for a short and close clipping. They come with 4 attachment combs for 3mm, 6mm, 10mm and 13mm lengths, perfect for any length of dog hair.

Operating at 3,000 strokes per minute. It also ships with a durable carry case and weighs in at only 430 grams. These clippers are lightweight and ergonomically friendly to the bones in your hand, fingers and wrist.

Andis Pro-Pet Deluxe Pet Clipper Kit
19 Reviews
Andis Pro-Pet Deluxe Pet Clipper Kit
  • Ideal for fine and smooth coats
  • Can be used for areas such as tails, paws, ears and face
  • The clipper operates at 3,000 strokes per minute
  • Ergonomic hand piece
  • Can use all a5 type blades

10. Masterclip Pedigree Pro Professional Dog Clippers 

The Masterclip Pedigree pro professional dog clipper is a powerful two speed Rotary motor. It has 2 speed settings of 2300 RPM and 2900 RPM.The blade is made from high quality 30F German steel blade and ships with comb guards for lengths of 6mm, 10mm, 13mm and 16mm.

Priced at just under £100 – these are a great price and buy. They have a professional feel. The comb guards are perfect for use with varying breeds and allow you to choose the suitable for lengths for your dog.

One of our students uses these dog clippers for their 6 dogs and they have lasted in excess of one year (so far). They report that they can clip their spaniels with one hour (10 minutes per dog!). They had previously used cheap dog clippers that didn’t last all that long. They rate these as the best dog clippers UK.

The difference between dog hair clippers and human clippers

There are some cases where people have used human clippers on their dog. This is not advised as the motor is not strong enough and runs the risk of pulling the skin into the blades. 

This can result in cuts to the skin. Also, the blades found on human hair clippers are typically thinner and become clogged and blunt. Again, this adds to the risk of cutting the dogs’ skin.

Cordless dog clippers

The market has seen the development of cordless dog clippers over the last decade. A rechargeable battery replaces the cable and allows for more flexibility when using the clippers. There is no need for a power cable when grooming and cutting your dogs hair and fur.

The trade off is that the rechargeable cordless dog clippers will be limited to a running time. So, the effectiveness of the motor at work will depend on the percentage of power in the battery. Typically if the battery is at 30%, the motor speed will reduce. This will effect the final finish of your dog, unless the battery of the cordless clipper is replaced with a fully charged spare or time is allowed to recharge the battery.

Ergonomics

Weight is another point to mention with the best rechargeable clippers, they will weigh considerably more than corded clippers – for a busy day in the salon grooming, this is another important factor to consider. Perhaps for the enthusiast or pet owner, this may not be a factor to consider – but for a busy groomer, it can be a lot of extra stress on the hands.

Noise and vibration can also be noticed to be different when comparing clippers. Dog Clippers that have a power cable typically sound quieter and produce less vibration than cordless clippers. My theory is that the consistently higher output of the motor means that the blades and vibration are always within the optimum range that can only come from the plugged source. Ideally, for a busy groomer, the investment in two types of clippers is best, one corded for puppies or dogs who are more nervous, cordless for the versatile grooming of dogs.

Blades

The blades are another requirement to consider. Blades are designed to fit the clippers and are defined by what fitting you have. Some companies make clippers that are suitable for blades with “x Fitting” – this ensures that the blades fit with the clipper to be used.

Blade lengths vary, typically the higher the number of the blade – the shorter the hair is cut. For example for Andis blades, a 40 blade cuts the hair so that there is less than 1mm of length left. Blades will be labeled to show what length the hair is cut to. Please check with the manufacturer to ensure you have the right length for your dogs hair.

Together with the dedicated blades, there are products called detachable comb attachments. These detachable comb attachments typically fit one blade and allow for a variety of different lengths to be created – giving a more versatile range of lengths and helping with the glide as you use them. They give a similar cut to using dog scissors. The bonus of using comb guides are that they cut the hair from the ends (because they guide) and protect the roots – important if you have an immature fur coat or a damaged fur coat on the dogs you are going to groom.

Blades for the dog clippers can now be found in different materials, in particular, there are now ceramic blades that reduce the heat from the friction that makes the blades hot. These are classed as disposable blades as they are not sharpened. Important if there is a lot of coat to be clipped or the groomer need a longer time to cut.

Don’t forget to check out our best dog grooming bath roundup

If you have found our clippers roundup useful – you might want to check out our best dog grooming baths roundup. A good dog grooming bath can be the difference between a great grooming experience for dogs and a bad one. Often, your dog will be groomed and then bathed, so these two roundups go hand in hand! 

It’s an especially good read for those of you wanting to groom professionally. We have included a range of grooming baths that will suit all budgets and intentions. Take a look over at our sister site.

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