Everyone can agree on one common fact- we do not deserve dogs. Our pooches are an unending source of loyalty, comfort, friendship, and love. Getting a dog home is basically the equivalent of buying yourself a best friend to take home. And realizing that, none of us shy from trying to give our fur-babies the best life we can offer them.
But keeping a dog isn’t just about plonking down a food or water bowl every day, and forgetting about it. Dogs require upkeep and care, both physical and emotional. Dog grooming can put a pretty hefty dent in your pocket, too, if your dog is the kind that requires regular maintenance. Different breeds need different management styles, frequent trims, nail clips, thorough bathing and washing [and they will go tramping through every mucky puddle they lay their eyes on, you can bet on that], the consequences of which, if not remedied, you and your carpet and flooring may have to face.
It’s not all back and forth trips to the groomers, though. You can take care of a huge part of your dog’s upkeep at home, simply by putting a little time and the right instruments into it.
Best Dog Clippers – Top 5
Best Dog Grooming Clippers
The CamKing Pet Grooming Clippers are found online invariably accompanied by glowing reviews, because of their flexibility of use and comfort factor. These fairly lightweight clippers, available in gold/black, come with a set of stainless steel scissors and comb that make detangling pet hair a lot easier, even for relatively knotted and tangled fur. The initial preparation with these makes the fur easier to trim and subsequently easier to snip through.
One of the biggest advantages to the CamKing clippers is that they do not produce the typical loud, humming, grating sound associated with clippers. This tends to send dogs and cats into a full blown panic, and if they do obey and sit anyway, they remain anxious and worked up after every session with a trimmer. The relatively soft sound the CamKing clippers produce allows pets to remain calm and unafraid, and not dread the appearance of clippers every time it’s time for a haircut.
The price is also very reasonable. For medium haired breeds, it’s the best way to wind up the grooming sessions. For longer haired breeds, you save massive amounts on what you’d otherwise spend regularly- sometimes, in just one sitting.
The clippers are light and can be adjusted for cord/cordless use. The attachments that come with the set can be used for straight, curly, or woolly haired dogs with interchangeable ease. A nail file and cleaning set also are in the pack. And an LED display indicates time to and between battery charges, for a quick one glance review. By far, the CamKing Pet Grooming Clippers are the top option for the best dog clippers UK pet markets have right now. Whether you have one high maintenance dog, a few low maintenance dogs, or any mix of the two- this one’s for you!
Best Cordless Dog Clippers
At a slightly higher cost, the Focuspet dog grooming clippers kit comes with extra attachments and guides to justify its price tag. The Focuspet trimmer is famously low noise, producing a bare hum that lets even the most anxious of dogs be made comfortable to sitting through grooming sessions unbothered, with a little positive reinforcement.
This set also has cord/cordless options, and comes with detachable ceramic and titanium blades, making sterilisation of the blades easier, as well as eliminating the issue with rusting or dulling of edges.
Another terrific feature is how user-friendly the Focuspet clippers are. They come with complete sets of instructions for people who haven’t groomed their pets before, plus step by step guides for how to keep your pets comfortable and get an efficient grooming session through. Plus, the safety guard of the R shaped blade removes any possibility of accidentally nicking your pet’s skin. Because your dog will forgive you anything, but every pet owner is haunted by the prospect causing their pets pain, even completely by mistake.
If you’re new to self sufficient dog grooming, this one’s for you!
Best Dog Clippers for Thick Hair
Again a more economical option, the GHB dog grooming kit comes with an assortment of four plastic thinning attachments to help you fine-tune the precision of your cutting. The GHB kit also claims to have a low vibration motor that restricts the noise to a low hum, and five settings on the trimmer to allow for ease of cutting different lengths of hair.
The biggest advantage of the GHB clippers is that the kit takes into account the wear-out associated with long term use of clippers. It comes with a spare battery included with the kit, to help you avoid not having a charged battery ready or a low battery situation [the kind of thing I always forget to do]. And even if you use one exclusively and it starts to slow down over time, the other one is always waiting in the wings. This kit really pays for itself many times over in use. Although the lack of tools in the kit is a small disadvantage. Other kits come with combs and brushes included, which is more reasonable for the price. Also, pet owners with thick or very curly haired breeds report trouble cutting hair easily. But if your usage isn’t as frequent or heavy, this one is for you!
The OMorc dog grooming kit, as the lable proclaims, comes with a fully equipped professional grade motor in the trimmer, suitable for practically every ‘density’ of dog hair thickness. Even though they have a low price they have some of the qualities of the best professional dog clippers. Another cord/cordless equipped trimmer it comes with eight comb attachments, cleaning brushes, and ceramic/titanium blades that will not dull over time.
These trimmers do live up to their reduced-noise claims and do not emit the growl typical of hair/fur trimmers that agitates pets. However, it’s better to use them with caution in thick haired cats and dogs as it tends to heat up with use and may irritate your pet’s skin, if you’re not careful.
The OMorc promises a usage time of 240 minutes on a full battery. Personal reviews aren’t as enthusiastic, but as long as this trimmer is being used at a home level, it suffices for a good and thorough grooming session for your pampered pooch!
Our fifth on the list is another older variant from OMorc, that comes with a clipper, six comb attachments, scissors, cleaning brushes, and a stainless steel comb. Both the kits are almost identical in equipment and price, but the OMorc Low Noise is noticeably quieter. On the downside, it runs for a lot less time [¬70 minutes] after a full charge.
The trimmer itself has five settings for varied intensity of use, and a skin-friendly guard to make sure you don’t accidentally nick our pets while trimming. It is also cordless, but in my experience it’s better to use them with the cord, as the cordless option gets interrupted while using and is a little unreliable.
If you don’t have a dog breed that requires frequent trims, this is a good option for you, because it is not as durable as its Upgraded  variant. However if you are planning on buying one trimmer to solve all your dog grooming issues, the first option with CamKing Rechargeable 9/12 is the best dog trimmer to go for!