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First off, what may be the best dog clipper for you might not be for someone else, your individual circumstances will heavily dictate what brand or style of dog clipper is needed.

If for argument’s sake you are looking for a great dog clipper to have in the house, to call on once every 4-8 weeks or so for a single dog, then its unlikely that you would need a professional grade dog clipper.

If however you have multiple dogs, a long-haired breed or dogs that can get nervous when groomed, its well worth spending that little extra to ensure you can get your grooming done quickly, efficiently and with as little distress to your dog as possible.

We do also find that professional dog clippers tend to last a lot longer than their lower-budget counterparts and in many cases will save you money on the long run.

If you need a little more help understanding whats right for you we have included a best dog clippers buying guide below.

The 5 Best Dog Grooming Clippers!

All of the dog clippers mentioned here are recognised as professional dog clippers, the best dog clipper for you may be different, so make sure to read the individual reviews for more details.

#1 Andis AGC Super Two-Speed Dog Clipper

Feature Overview

  • Super Two-Speed Options (Max 4400spm)
  • Light Weight and Durable (Break Resistant)
  • Used by Professional Dog Groomers
  • Very Low Heat emission
  • Very Low Noise emission
  • Detachable Blades (No.10 Included)

Review Summary:
It’s no surprise that this dog clipper came first in our best dog clippers list, it has massive amounts of positive reviews and is a prefered choice for both amateurs and professionals alike.

If you have ever studied pet grooming this is most likely the dog clipper you used in class. The durability and power capabilities make it a perfect choice for educational environments and make it a true professional dog clipper.

The clipper is also very easy to manoeuver, light weight and gives a really smooth cut. If a troublesome patch of hair does arises the super speed settings massive 4400 strokes per minute will make short work of it.

This dog clipper really does trump the rest for both amateur and professional groomers and has rightfully earned its place as the number one on our best dog clippers list.

#2 Andis AGC2 Two Speed Dog Clipper

Feature Overview

  • Two-Speed Options (Max 3400spm)
  • Light Weight and Durable (Break Resistant)
  • Low Heat Emissions
  • Low Noise Emissions
  • Detachable Blades (No.10 Included)

Review Summary:
This Andis dog clipper is essentially the younger brother of the Super-Speed model above, it boasts a lot of the same features as its older brother but has a little less power available. Still a great buy!

This clipper has low heat and noise emissions making it great for working with young or nervous dogs.

Not everyone will require the additional power from the Andis Super but as the price difference between the two models is often minimal it may be worth considering both options.

#3 Oster A5 Two-Speed Dog Clipper

Oster A5 Two Speed - Professional Dog Clippers

Feature Overview

  • Two-Speed Options (Max 3100spm)
  • Light Weight and Very Durable (Break Resistant)
  • Low Heat emissions
  • Low noise emissions
  • Lots of Oster Accessories Available


Review Summary:
Oster grab the third place with their Two-Speed model, also having interchangeable speeds this clipper allows for smooth and efficient dog grooming.

The clipper is very durable and will not wear easy, if you’re looking for a dog clipper to last, this would be a good choice.

The Oster brand is well-known much like Andis and is supported by many do-it-yourself groomers and professionals.

Osters large customer backing also means that there is numerous accessories available.

#4 Wahl Arco SE Cordless Dog Clipper

Wahl Arco SE Cordless - Top Dog Grooming Clippers

Feature Overview

  • High Speed Options (Max 5500spm)
  • Very Light Weight
  • Low Heat emissions
  • Low Noise emissions
  • Lots of Wahl Accessories Available


Review Summary:
Wahl are up next with their cordless model, it may not have ‘turbo’ in the name but this bad boy can hit 5500 strokes per minute! That alone earns it’s place on our best dog clippers breakdown.

It’s very light weight and due to it being cordless is incredible versatile.

The Arco SE dog clipper will require charging between uses and may slow as the battery weakens, this can cause problems for lengthy grooming sessions.

Wahl, much like Oster have a large customer community and have lots of accessories available.

#5 Wahl 9766 Lithium Ion Pro Series Dog Clipper

Wahl 9766 Lithium Ion Pro Series - The Best Dog Grooming Clippers

Feature Overview

  • Claims Heavy Duty Use.
  • Light Weight
  • Low Heat Emissions
  • Low Noise Emissions
  • Lots of Wahl Accessories Available


Review Summary:
Last up at number 5 is Wahl again with their Lithium Ion Pro Series model, this clipper is cordless and boasts self-sharpening blades for reduced maintenance.

This model is a great option for someone just starting out with dog grooming and has had lots of positive feedback.

Buying Guide • Dog Grooming Clippers

As we mentioned above some dog clippers features can be more applicable than others depending on your individual circumstances. We have explored what we consider to be the most important below.

Single and Variable Speeds
Corded or Cordless?
Nervous Dogs
Brand Awareness

Conclusion has received numerous requests to put together a breakdown of the best dog clippers on the market today (Updated February 2017), with so many different brands offering the same features it can be hard to know whats right for you.

In this article we have looked through what we here believe to be the 5 best dog clippers on the market today. Please note that this is not just our views and opinions but each dog clippers ‘rankings’ are based on our users reviews, surveys and by our own experiences and research.

I certainly hope that this article has helped people who were maybe on the fence to make an informed decision about what the best dog clippers for them truly are. All the brands and models mentioned have great feedback and lots of support from their respective owners.

I think there are options here for all groomers, whether it be people just starting out or fully fledged professionals.

If you have any questions about our 5 best dog clippers or would like add anything about some of the models mentioned please feel free to post a comment below!

Here you can watch the voted Number 1 Best Dog Clipper in action, please note that this video is directly from Andis and that in the video they mention the Pro-Clip variation of the Andis Super two-speed dog clipper, but don’t worry they are in essence the same and still the best dog clipper.

Video Summary

This clipper is a super duty professional dog clipper, its great for the toughest grooming jobs, for thick to thin hair or heavily matted coats.

Its powerful rotary motor delivers an equal amount of power and blade speed throughout grooming.

This balance between power, speed, size and weight makes this dog clipper extremely versatile.

The durable and ergonomic housing resists harsh chemicals and fits comfortably in your hand.

Its cool running and smart design eliminated fans and vents that can get clogged with hair.

It features a detachable No.10 UltraEdge blade for ease of cleaning and blade changing.

It’s also compatible with all UltraEdge, CeramicEdge and ShowEdge blades.

As you can see this clipper is really something, it has been thoughtfully designed for both versatility and power and truly deserves to be the best dog clipper!

If you have any questions regarding these dog clippers or any other professional dog clippers, just like before feel free to leave a comment below.