With hundreds of dog clippers available throughout the United Kingdom and coming from the United States it’s hard to know which dog grooming clippers are best suited for both your dog and for you.
Some people purchase dog clippers so that they can groom their dog in the interim before going to a professional dog groomer – as a means to their dogs groomed.
Other dog owners will purchase professional dog clippers that are expensive with the intention of grooming their own dogs without ever visiting a dog groomer. When deciding which are the best dog clippers for you – it’s important to take into account exactly what you’re going to be using them for.
As discussed previously if you’re only going yo be using your clippers once a month, save yourself some money and purchase a cheaper clipper (there are some great value for money dog clippers reviewed below).
A state of the art set of professional dog clippers will set you back a fair amount of your hard earned cash but could save you many, many trips to the dog groomers.
It’s also worth taking into account the quality time you get to spend with your dog when using your own set of clippers to groom them. You can also take away the fear that your dog may have of going to the groomers.
We have composed a list of what we believe are the best dog clippers available both here in the UK and over in the USA.
What are the best dog clippers?
There are two types of dog clippers to choose from – cordless and corded!
Ask several dog owners which type of dog clippers they prefer and you’ll get a host of different answers, all with different reasons – bespoke to them.
Cordless will obviously allow you much more roaming freedom and can be used outside easily because there’s no need for a power source. However, as the battery drains, so does the power of the cut.
Corded dog clippers are usually much more hardwearing, much more powerful and an all round better grooming experience. If you only plan on occasional clipping – cordless may be right for you. Conversely, if you plan on grooming your dog fully and regularly, corded may be your best option.
Cordless dog clippers Vs Corded dog clippers
Corded dog clippers
|Powerful||Fixed in one place|
|Heavy duty||Can be expensive|
|Normally differing speed options||Cord can get tangled|
|You won't run out of power|
Cordless dog clippers
|Mobilitiy - can groom anywhere you want to||Less powerful than corded|
|They're generally cheaper||Batteries can need replacing|
The difference between dog 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 resulting in cuts to the skin. Also, the blades found on human hair clippers are typically thinner and become clogged and blunt – also adding to the risk of cutting the dogs’ skin
Our dog clippers reviews and roundup
Andis Agc Super 2-Speed Professional Animal Clippers
The Angis Agc Super 2 speed Professional dog clipper is the absolute pinnacle of dog clippers for grooming your dog – available in a range of beautiful colours.
Both heavy duty and ultra quiet with multiple speed choices – 4000 strokes per minute on its high speed setting and 3300 strokes per minute on its lower speed setting.
These clippers have a rotary motor thats powerful but runs cool. These dog clippers are fantastic for dogs (or any other pets if we’re honest) that have heavy coats. Weaker clippers won’t be efficient for heavier coats.
These are fantastic dog clippers if you plan frequent grooms and not visiting a dog groomer any time soon. They also have an excellent range of blades to chose from.
One of our readers had this to say about the Andis Agc Super 2 dog clippers:
“These clippers are built really well and have an instant feel of comfort and quality. They are perfect for my German shepherd and the fact that they’re ultra quiet is a massive bonus! Don’t buy cheaper – you’ll save money in the long run.”
These are fantastic for bigger dogs with heavier coats, smaller breed dogs could get away with using a cheaper set of clippers.
The Wahl Multi cut dog clipper
Coming in at just under the £30 mark – these are the most friendly clippers to your budget on our list.
At £30, these dog clippers aren’t suitable for the larger breed of dog or those with a heavy coat. They work great on smaller dogs with a less demanding fur coat.
You really do get a lot for your money with these clippers – you even get a free instructional DVD and a carry case and even several attachments!
They’re also low noise and offer a close shave. If you have a small dog – you can’t go wrong for £30.
Masterclip Pedigree Pro Professional Dog Clipper
The Masterclip Pedigree pro professional dog clipper is a powerful two speed Rotary motor with speed settings of 2300 RPM and 2900 RPM. The blade is made from high quality 30F German steel blade and ships