In this guide we list and discuss the best dog clippers for a German Shepherd.
We’ve already noted elsewhere on the site that it’s not the best idea to shave your German Shepherd for a number of health, safety and aesthetic related reasons. You can seriously wreck their undercoat and top coat.
But, there might be other reasons you need clippers such as for surface level touch ups or for medical reasons approved by your dog’s vet.
In this case, this guide will be helpful to you.
Let’s take a look at the options!
(NOTE: this is a general information guide only, and is not professional advice, or a substitute for professional advice. A qualified vet or animal expert is the only person qualified to give you expert advice in regards to your pet/s)
Our top picks for the best hair clippers for a German Shepherd are:
- Wahl Professional Animal Deluxe U-Clip Pet Clipper Trimmer Grooming Kit (on Amazon) – cheap dog hair clipper for fine to medium hair
- Andis UltraEdge Super 2-Speed Detachable Blade Clipper (ACG2) (on Amazon) – 2 speed dog hair clipper for all coats and breeds
Best Dog Clippers For A German Shepherd: Reviews
Wahl Professional Animal Deluxe U-Clip Pet Clipper Trimmer Grooming Kit
Features & Pros
- For clipping, trimming and grooming fine to medium haired dogs
- Can use the clipper on paws, face, ears, touch-ups and for light body clipping
- Speed of the clipper is up to 7,200 strokes per minute
- Comes in a 16 piece kit grooming kit with 7 Attachment Color-Coded Guide Combs: 1/8″, 1/4″, 3/8″, 1/2″, 5/8″, 3/4″, & 7/8″; Storage Case, Stainless Steel Scissors, Styling Apron, Pet Styling Comb, Red Clipper Blade Guard, & How To DVD
- Comes with a U Blade clip that can be adjusted to cut lengths of 30, 15 & 10
- Comes with a 2 year limited warranty
- Weighs only 16 oz.
- For USA use only – can’t use in other countries
- For light to medium use on light to fine haired dogs only – not for heavy use of thick haired dogs
- Has only 1 speed – not a multi speed clipper
- A cheap, one speed clipper for light trimming and grooming on thinner and finer haired pets. Not for heavy coats or for heavy use.
View the Wahl Professional Animal Deluxe U-Clip Pet Clipper Trimmer Grooming Kit (on Amazon)
Andis UltraEdge Super 2-Speed Detachable Blade Clipper (ACG2)
Features & Pros
- A two speed clipper – 3,400 and 4,400 strokes per minute
- Good for all breeds and types of coats
- Comes with a detachable blade
- Has shatter proof housing, and a heavy duty cord
- Can be used by professional groomers
- Comes with a #10 blade
- No oiling or greasing of the blades or unit required
- Works with the UltraEdge and CeramicEdge blades, and the Oster A-5 Blades
- Doesn’t come with a storage box or extra grooming items
- You have to buy extra blades separately – Andis Ceramic Edge Blades (on Amazon), and the Andis Ultra Edge Blades (on Amazon)
- The clipper isn’t cheap
- A premium two speed clipper for amateurs or professionals. For all breeds and coat types.
View the Andis UltraEdge Super 2-Speed Detachable Blade Clipper (ACG2) (on Amazon)
Best Dog Clippers For A German Shepherd: Buyer’s Guide
What Are Dog Clippers Usually Used For?
To clip, trim, shave and touch up a dog’s hair.
They can also be used to remove hair for medical reasons such as to get rid of infested hair, or to remove hair for application of a cream for example.
They may be used on the face/ears, legs/feet, tail or on a whole body shave.
Which Breeds Receive Dog Clipper Grooming Most Commonly?
Breeds such as poodles, terriers, spaniels with heavier hair.
And breeds such as Labradors, Cavaliers, Shih Tzus and Malteses with medium to finer hair.
Do German Shepherds Need To Be Shaved?
If they are healthy and there’s no specific medical reason to, then generally no.
German Shepherds are a double coat breed that usually need their coat for different reasons in both the winter and summer.
You can read more about the impact of shaving a double coat breed in this guide.
My German Shepherd Sheds Alot – What Do I Do Instead Of Shaving Them?
We wrote a guide about the best german shepherd shedding solutions.
In that guide we mention that you can brush your GSD to remove loose hairs, and use a good pet hair vacuum and lint rollers/pet hair removers to pick up and clean dog hairs around the house and in your car (+ on your clothes.
But, in general, a good way to minimise shedding in the summer months might be:
- Wash your GSD (washing not only gets rid of loose hairs, but softens up the hairs for brushing). Just be careful not to wash too much or you can remove the natural oils in your dog’s coat. A good natural dog shampoo is 4-Legger Certified Organic Dog Shampoo (on Amazon)
- Brush your GSD. Using a dematting comb, deshedding tool and slicker brush on your GSD a few days a week, and right after you’ve given them a bath, can do wonders for removing loose hairs. The FURminator deShedding Tool for Dogs (on Amazon) is a pretty popular deshedding tool
- Blow out the undercoat. Usually you have to go to a professional groomer for this. They will use a dog blowing machine and blow out all the undercoat hairs
- Dog grooming scissors. This one is more so for looks, but you can use dog grooming scissors instead of clippers to get rid of any unwanted stray hairs
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