How To Choose A Dog Hair Clipper

Choosing what hair clipper to buy might be a tough decision now that we have so many brands all claiming to be the best. In this article, I will take you through some of the factors you need to consider before making the choice of which dog hair clipper to buy. By the end of this guide, you will have all the necessary information you need to make an informed decision.


Let’s dive in!

Level of grooming

One of the most important factors you need to consider before choosing which hair clipper to buy is the level of grooming you are planning. For instance, if your dog frequently visits groomers and you need to do some minor grooming before every visit, then go for an inexpensive dog hair clipper.


For those who intend to do the entire grooming from home, go for a pair of professional dog clippers. You should also consider buying a variety of blades and attachments that you can use to achieve different looks. So, knowing the level of grooming will help you decide whether to invest in much expensive clippers or buy basic ones.

Think about the character of your dog

By nature, most dogs are not comfortable being groomed. They often get restless and anxious when they anticipate a grooming session ahead. If your dog is the type that can’t be still for a couple of minutes during grooming, consider getting a cordless dog hair clipper that is powered by batteries.


With this type of clipper, it is easier to do the grooming in any place and position since the cable length does not limit you. However, cordless dog hair clippers are usually more expensive, but the cost is worth it when you consider the convenience it gives you.


Accessories and blades

Another major factor you need to consider before buying dog hair clippers is the accessories you need. The outcome of your grooming will depend on both the dog grooming clipper you choose and the accessory and blades you attach to it. While choosing blades, remember one thing; the higher the number, the shorter the cut.


Other accessories you need include brushes and a guide to help you make even cuts while grooming. Professional dog hair clippers usually come along with these accessories, so you won’t have to buy them anyway. That is why we recommend purchasing a professional dog clipper if you intend to do the grooming yourself because it will save you a lot of extra costs that you would spend on accessories.

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