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Which are the Top 3 Selling Dog Clippers?

Posted by: Nick Pearse  Date: 24/03/2014   Category: Expert Advice

In these difficult times more and more people are thinking twice about sending their dog to be clipped when faced with significant costs to keep a dog in good shape, sometimes some breeds need a trip to the dog grooming salon every 4-6 weeks. When you look at the payback time on the cost of investing in a good pair of dog clippers and appropriate blades being as little as 6 months it makes good sense to have a go and save yourself a small fortune over a dogs life.

At Easy animal we offer free advice and guidance so that you buy the right dog clippers for your breed and more importantly the right blade for your breed. Of course some breeds are more difficult to do than others but with a little guidance it can be very rewarding to walk out with a dog that you have clipped yourself, many breeds are quite easy to do and all you need is a little patience. The majority of dogs will prefer their owner to clip them rather than a stranger and so they will be more relaxed than a dog grooming salon staff member.

The key is to research your breed and ensure that you choose the right blade to use, however once you have the same equipment as the professional groomer would use you are off to a flying start. For real novices there are available a series of dog clipper blade attachments or grading combs that can be easily fitted onto your blade as you take your first few steps in dog grooming. These grading guards are very inexpensive and ensure that you don’t make a zealous error as you learn how to handle a dog clipper.

So which are the best dog clippers to use? Personally I would steer clear of Wahl dog clippers as these are generally human hair clippers that have been rebranded as ‘Dog Clippers’, they certainly are not powerful enough for pet hair which is generally a lot more aggressive and coarser then human hair and therefore they are prone to stalling and burning out. Every week I get a number of phone calls from customers who have gone to Argos and wasted hard earned money on a set of Wahl clippers that are just not unto the job.

As we have sold clippers to professional groomers, vets and dog owners for nearly 5 years now we can disclose that our top 3 selling clippers comprise of both Oster dog clippers and Andis dog clippers.

oster-a5-two-speed-clipper-with-blade-300x300In 3rd place is the old workhorse the Oster 2 Speed dog clipper, this model has been manufactured for over 30 years now and has changed little, the majority of professional dog groomers would have been trained at college using this clipper and therefore many of them are reluctant to change when they have spent all their time using them. The design is not the most aesthetic and they can be a little on the noisy side but they still have a good following of loyal fans.

andis-agc2-two-speed-clipper-with-free-blade-300x300 In 2nd place is the Andis AGC 2 speed dog clipper, these tend to be a little quieter than the Oster and also a little lighter so if you have a difficult coat to clip your wrists will ache less, the barrel size is slimmer so this fits more easily into smaller hands and therefore is more versatile.

andis_super-300x300In 1st place is the Andis Super 2 speed dog clipper, this dog clipper is used by serious enthusiasts and professional dog groomers as the speeds of the motor are slightly quicker than the Andis AGC 2 speed clipper and therefore it clips through a more difficult coat more easily, certainly if you have more than one dog to do then this clipper will save you time for sure. It generally is a very quiet dog clipper and is relatively light and easy to manoeuvre, as this is only slightly more expensive than the dog clipper in third and second place it is very easy to justify the extra financial cost to buy this outstanding dog clipper.

For free and impartial advice on choosing the right dog clipper or clipper blade then please call us on 08451801010 or 01785 819507.

  • Fiona

    Hi there, I am about to invest in some Andi clippers to groom my Maltese/Bischon dog. can you help me with what size blade I should use on her. I like her coat to be puppy cut?
    Many Thanks Fiona

    • easyanimal

      Hi Fiona,

      Yes please give us a call and we will help you choose the right dog clippers and blade

      • Adriana Julia

        Hi, I try to clean my dog Andis clipper and after putting it back together did not longer work. It’ usless. Waht can I do? It was working perfectly. Thank you.

  • Karen Duff

    Hi I’m looking at the Andis Super AGC 2 dog clippers for my cocker spaniels. Do I need to buy extra blades/guards ot does these clippers come with them. I have a Wahl pair at the moment which has different size guards for different length, but they are no good at all for dog use.

  • Carol Oloughlin

    Where can I buy the Andis Super 2 speed dog clippers

  • diane

    Hi I want to buy some clippers for my poodle which should I buy ?.
    I need a really good pair as the cheap brand only last me two three cuts.
    Hope you can advise please.

  • Adriana Julia

    Hi, I try to clean my dog Andis clipper and after putting it back together did not longer work. It’ usless. Waht can I do? It was working perfectly. Thank you.

    • easyanimal

      Hi Adriana, did you purchase these clippers from us? If so contact us using our online contact form and we will get this looked into. Many Thanks

  • Jacqui

    I am totally shocked at the comments you have made about Whal clippers. You recommend avoiding Whal as not being suitable for animal hair. I would suggest You do more research as whai are the ones recommend by not only dog groomers but also professional horse groomers . I’m sure you will agree horse hair is courser and would take far longer to cut . Iv had horses for over 20 years keeping them on livery yards. So seen many horses being clipped and not yet seen any whai clippers break down or burn out. They may have been used in hair dressers . But they certainly are NOT the same grade or ones used for dogs and horses.

    • easyanimal

      All I can tell you is that everyday we get customers calling us to say that they had purchased cheap Wahl clippers and they wish they hadn’t wasted their money. They all say that their Wahl clippers burn out or stall and they clearly struggle with more diificult dog hair.

  • Sam Powell

    Could anybody tell me please. I have a Maltipoo- very thick curly hair, and a Tibetan Terrier, very curly and thick. I want to start clipping myself, but not sure which clippers would be the best buy. HELP.

  • easyanimal

    If anyone needs help in choosing the right dog clipper and blade for their breed then please get in touch.

    • Helen

      I have a golden Cocker spaniel. I have been using whal but they snag a lot in his hair what would you recommend and blade sizes

  • Carol

    I had the andis in first place and used maybe five times over two years and they broke….

  • Suzi Gale

    Hi I have the Andis 1 speed clipper and a 4.5 F blade 9 also 10 and 15) I find that the clipper does not go through his coat despte being shapened . is it the clipper or the wrong blade do you think?

  • Robert Lee

    you are spot on about wahl i have 3 small bischon ,s and have found out that these clippers are total rubbish [ in my opinion ] stalling snagging over heating after 3 cuts they went into the bin

  • Helen

    Hi there, I have a golden Cocker spanial what clippers would you recommend and blades

  • bobbieswett

    I personally love my Karmin

  • after reading recently on the news about a local dog groomer shaving a dog completely bald rather than its normal cut, it was clear that dog grooming could be a great hobby.
    I have been looking for dog clippers everywhere and unsure of what would be the best to buy, until now.
    i contemplated using my beard trimmer, my hair clippers and even a pair of scissors – The Andis Super is an amazing product. Alternatively the Masterclip Pedigree Pro is also a fantastic product at a very reasonable price…
    Blades are also available to buy separately which also helps on the pocket

  • Daniel

    Karmin is the best

  • Hi Nick, very helpful review of the Andis and Oster dog clippers. So far I believe the Andis clippers have worked quite a lot better than any other ones we’ve used on our Shih tzu…definitely much better than my hubby’s old hair clippers, lol!

    I’ve never tried Oster clippers yet, but I’m happy with the Andis ones and will stick to those for now. Thanks for sharing.

  • yoriko

    Hi I have maltipom very soft and very thick coat non hair shed curly aswell.
    we tried some different clippers never works just really bad snag and make scare by sound.
    she is 7months old young but calm girl.
    does any product for her?