Best Dog Clippers

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

We have put together a buyer’s guide of what we believe are the best clippers for your pet pooches 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 pros and cons of each and every best dog shaver on our list. The best set for you will depend on what you need them for, and it will depend on the size and breed of your dog and its hair length. We’ve covered everything from powerful dog clippers to the best for home use and even the best inexpensive dog clippers.

The Best Dog Clippers for Professional and Home groomers

So you’ve read our roundup above, and now we get down to the details! 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, and maintenance. Do you want cordless or mains-powered?

We have given you all the information you need below to help you make an informed decision.

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

1. Andis Agc Super 2-Speed Professional Dog Clippers

— Best set of Professional clippers and our #1 on our 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
Unrivalled 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 Andis 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 there is 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 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 is. 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 away, and the journey with Cassie wasn’t particularly pleasant) or being transported.

The Andis Agc super dog clippers were bought to groom Cassie at home. These are the best clippers 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 is perfect for both professional dog clippers and for use at home.

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

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  • Suitable for sensitive dogs and cats noise
  • Lithium ion battery
  • Approximate 180 minutes
  • 5 adjustable speeds 2500-4500 rpm

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

We want to point out that these dog clippers are really only suited for smaller dogs that don’t have thick or coarse 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 guide 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. 

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  • 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 and 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 and produce low noise, which is a great bonus for nervous dogs, resulting in minimal fuss or panic!

They will arrive in a nice plastic storage box—a great Pet Grooming Kit at a great price, ideal for both professional and home groomers.

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  • 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 on our list. The Wahl Pro Series Cordless Dogs Clipper is a versatile dog clipper that delivers up to 45 minutes of 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 dog’s hair between 2mm and 13mm lengths.

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

They’re also lightweight cordless clippers with low vibration and low noise. 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 indoors and 45 minutes of usage time should be fine for even the largest of dogs.

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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 is extremely popular and well-known. It’s been around for decades and continues to produce clippers that are high quality and of great value for money. The Wahl Pro series is no different!

They’re cordless 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 to be comfortable, balanced, and easy to use whilst clipping. Excellent pet grooming kit.

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  • 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 – Is balanced, comfortable and easy use when clipping

6. Andis RACD Pet Clipper

The Andis RACD dog clipper is compact and lightweight. 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 quick press release button.

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

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  • 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 it makes grooming your dog easy.

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 that it will get around 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 claim that their clippers are easy to use, quiet, and gentle enough to use on their poodles and even their pet rabbit.

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  • 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 Clippers with Size 10 and 7FC Blades are the premium choice for dog clippers. It is advertised as a deluxe pack and comes with two premium blades – both a number 10 and 7f blade. If you’re a professional looking for a top-of-the-line tool, this one is a game-changer. It boasts a speedy motor that can reach up to 4000 strokes per minute on the faster setting and 3300 strokes per minute on the slower setting. 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 clipper motor. It is very comfortable when held and will keep hand fatigue to an absolute minimum.

You can groom your dog in less time with an exceptionally smooth cut. These clippers are suitable for all types of coats, including wire coats. They are an excellent pet grooming kit.

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

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

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

The clippers come with a number ten blade – excellent for short and close clipping. They come with 4 attachment combs for 3mm, 6mm, 10mm and 13mm lengthsperfect 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.

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  • 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 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 and ships with comb guards for lengths of 6mm, 10mm, 13mm and 16mm.

Priced at just under £100 – these are a great price to 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 for more than one year (so far). They report that they can clip their spaniels in one hour (10 minutes per dog!). They had previously used cheap dog clippers that didn’t last all that long. 

The Difference Between Dog Hair Clippers and Human Clippers

It is not advisable to utilize human clippers when trimming dogs due to the potential risk of the skin being drawn into the blades as a result of the motor’s insufficient power. Clippers specifically designed for dogs are recommended to avoid any harm or discomfort to the animal.

This adds to the risk of cutting a dog’s skin as the blades of human hair clippers are typically thinner and easily become clogged and blunt, resulting in cuts to the skin.

Cordless dog clippers

The market has seen the development of cordless 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 dog’s hair and fur.

The trade-off is that the rechargeable cordless dog clippers will be limited to 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 be reduced. This will affect the final finish of your dog unless you replace the battery of the cordless clipper with a fully charged spare or allow time to recharge the battery.

Ergonomics

Weight is another important factor to consider when comparing 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. 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 and cordless for versatile grooming.

Blades

The blades are another requirement to consider. Blades are designed to fit the clippers and are defined by what fit 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 labelled to show what length the hair is cut to. Please check with the manufacturer to ensure you have the right size for your dog’s 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 provide a similar cut to using dog scissors. The bonus of using comb guides is 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 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. It is important if there is a lot of coat to be clipped or the groomer needs a longer time to cut.

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