Advice On Finding The Best Dog Clippers
Don't Buy The Most Expensive Clippers For Your Dog's Hair!
When I first became involved in Miniature Schnauzer rescue in 2000, it quickly became apparent that I could not afford to take 5 or 6 dogs to the groomer's every 6-8 weeks! I was going to have to learn to cut their hair myself, and I did! Yes, it was a bit scary, but I made it and so will you! If you're here reading this lens, you too have come to the decision to "do it yourself!"
I used to think the cure to my clipper issues was to buy a more expensive clipper. One of my donors paid for a very expensive clipper set for us, a high-end Andis that cost around $200, and I thought my clipper troubles were over forever... NOT.
They did the same thing every other clipper I had tried did... jammed up and stopped working. And after a very lengthy conversation on two occasions with their customer service, it became apparent that I was just going to have to grin and bear it.
I decided to change my thought process about clippers. Let's say it's going to cost you $35- every time you take your dog to the groomer. And for the sake of argument, let's figure a pair of clippers will last you, on average, 8-10 haircuts before they jam up and quit. OK - let's do the math. That's $35 X 10 = $350 it would have cost you at the groomers, and about $50 and change for my favorite clippers.
When you look at it this way, as clippers being a disposable item with a predictable lifespan, it all makes perfect sense! Buy the cheap ones that work the best, are quiet so as not to scare the dogs, and have great features like running cordless! Have I got the clippers for you!
Photo: The Miniature Schnauzer in this photo is Scheultzie, getting his first haircut after being accepted by our rescue.
Here's That Clipper Recommendation I Promised You!
You get everything you need with this clipper set. You get the clipper, an A/C charger, various size comb attachments, scissors, clipper oil, and a clipper cleaning brush. You don't need anything else for the clipping part.
These are so lightweight and feel so great in my hand. I have trouble often with dropping things but these don't give me that problem.
The best feature for me is their very quiet sound when running. Dogs can be very easliy frightened by loud clipper noise, and some I've used have been horrendous. These are just a nice soft buzz. I like that.
I can usually cut 2-3 dogs' hair on a full charge. If I run out, let's say a dog takes more time than normal, I simply plug in and keep going.
I can't say enough good things about this clipper!
Pretty Monty, Getting Trimmed By The Blue Wahl Clippers!
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Would You/Do You Cut Your Own Dog's Hair?