A huge part of Doodle ownership is grooming. We all love the gorgeous ‘teddy bear’ style coats sported by our Doodles, but we also know that these coats can be hard work to take care of and require a lot of maintenance.
Doodles need clipping or at least trimming every 6-12 weeks. If you have decided to groom your Doodle at home, and by groom, we mean clip and trim, you really do need to invest in a good set of clippers.
There is a vast array of clippers available with a huge difference in price so where do you start in choosing a set? Do you really need to fork out a lot of cash for professional type clippers or are the cheap and cheerful ones adequate if you are only grooming your own dog? Whatever your budget you will still find so many clippers within your price range that choosing a set to purchase is a daunting task.
In this article, we have made it easy for you with our review of clippers to suit every owner and every Doodle. We hope this will save you time and money as you could end up buying several sets before you find the right ones for the job. Snip snip it’s time to clip!
If you’re in a hurry, here are our winners at a glance. For more information about each one along with our other top picks, keep reading.
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Andis UltraEdge Super 2-Speed Detachable Blade Clipper
The Andis 2-speed really is a superb clipper set suitable for professionals and pet owners alike. It may be in the premium price bracket, but it really is worth spending the money on these clippers, and compared to the price you would pay at a salon these clippers will pay for themselves in no time.
The Andis 2-speed clippers are cool and quiet while running so even a nervous Doodle will soon learn to relax during his makeover. The 14-foot-long heavy-duty cord gives you the freedom to move without worrying about running out of charge like you would with a cordless clipper. The powerful motor and extensive choice of ceramic or steel blades cut through even curly coats like a knife through hot butter.
Detachable blades make changing blades for different areas and finishes quick and easy too as you simply release and slide the blades off and replace them, all without needing a screwdriver. The clippers are comfy in the hand due to the rounded casing (which is also shatterproof – another plus point as they are bound to be dropped at some point.)
I personally use these clippers and can easily and comfortably clip 5 dogs in one session without needing to take long breaks for the blades to cool down.
oneisall Cordless Dog Clippers
Our budget choice clipper has the option of being used cordless or wired which offers excellent flexibility, especially for those hard to reach areas. The clippers run from a built-in Li-ion battery and can also run while plugged in for charging so no need to worry about the battery running out halfway through your grooming session.
The Oneisall clipper has a super sharp fixed stainless-steel blade and a hard-wearing ceramic moving blade providing long-lasting cutting performance. It combs with 6 combs (3mm/6mm/9mm/12mm/15mm/18mm) so is suitable for all areas of the head and body. These clippers are also ultra-quiet so a good choice for pups or nervous dogs.
The low price also means they are ideal if you want to try clipping at home but don’t want to splash out too much if you decide home grooming is not for you after all and return to the salon. Along with the clippers you also get a cleaning brush, a metal comb, and a small tube of clipper oil so they really do offer very good value for money.
Wahl Professional Animal Thick Coat Pet Clipper
The Wahl professional clipper is our best runner up and comes in close behind our best overall choice. This is another 2-speed professional quality clipper and is suitable for all over grooming and heavy thick coats. Included in the set is a 7F blade which is ideal for body use if you like a close clip. If you like a slightly longer coat there are 3F and 5F blades available for purchase separately which are suitable for all areas.
This clipper boasts super quiet, low vibration operation which makes grooming stress free and comfortable for your Doodle and yourself. The Wahl Professional is also light at only 12.9 ounces and fits comfortably in the hand. Wahl also offers a 2-year unlimited warranty for added peace of mind. Included with the kit are the standard blade, blade oil, and a comprehensive instruction booklet.
Best Under $50
AIBORS Dog Clippers for Thick Coats
The Aibors clippers made especially for thick-coated dogs and are a superb choice. This is another 2-speed heavy-duty clipper that gets the job done without hurting your wallet. This clipper boasts self-sharpening high carbon precision blades which remain sharp for smooth, stress-free grooming.
The Aibors clippers also offer 32 cutting length settings via 4 length blade control (0.8/1.2/1.6/2.0mm) and come with 8 standard length limit combs that can be fitted to the blade so is suitable for all areas of your Doodle and all styles of clip. The clipper set also boasts a 12-month warranty to ensure complete customer satisfaction.
We particularly like the adjustable taper lever which allows you to blend and fade without changing the comb. This really is a super clipper at a super price, less than one trip to the grooming salon!
OMORC Dog Clippers for Thick Coats
Another fabulous clipper set for the money conscious owner is the Omorc 12v clipper set. Very similar to the Aibors version this clipper also boasts a taper lever, precision sharp adjustable length blade, and 8 length limit comb attachments and also combs with stainless steel scissors and comb, a cleaning comb, blade cover, charging cable, and user manual.
Everything you need to home groom your Doodle is included in this value for money kit. This is a corded clipper but with a 2.5m cable, you will have no trouble at all reaching all areas. Whilst this is a single-speed clipper at 6000r per minute it will have no trouble gliding through your Doodle’s thick coat. The Omorc clipper also boasts a working noise lower than 60dB so is easy on your dog’s ears and won’t deafen you either.
Best Under $100
Andis (Pet) 22690 EasyClip Pro-Animal 7-Piece Detachable Blade Clipper Kit
From the same stable as our best overall clipper, the Andis EasyClip is another fabulous clipper from the Andis range albeit this time aimed at the pet owner rather than professional groomer or multi-dog owner.
Featuring detachable blades, just like our best overall choice, this clipper combs with a super hard-wearing ceramic blade and a set of four length limiting combs giving you a range of coat finishes. The tips of the blades are nice and short which means they don’t snag or tug in your dog’s hair.
These clippers feature a nice long (12 feet) lead and come in a hard-wearing carry case which means they should last any Doodle owner years. All in all, an excellent option, and for the price you’ll pay, they will have paid for themselves within two grooms.
Wahl Professional Animal Deluxe U-Clip Pet Clipper & Grooming Kit
Another of our favorites and from another well-known name is the Wahl Professional U-clip kit. This is a smart and stylish looking mid-range clipper and whilst perhaps not robust enough for a professional groomer it is ideal for Doodle owners.
This clipper is very small and incredibly light weighing less than one pound so very easy in the hand. This 16-piece set features a standard adjustable blade and seven attachment length limit combs (1/8” to 7/8”) which are color-coded for ease of use. Also included is a stylish case, stainless steel scissors, comb, apron, and even an instructional DVD!
The Wahl Professional U-clip is another quiet clipper and the only slight downside is that the cord could be a little longer (8 feet) but for the one or two Doodle owner it really is an excellent choice offering everything you need to achieve a super-smart home groom in a nice compact package.
Best Under $150
Oster Golden A5 Two-Speed Animal Grooming Clippers
From another big name in the world of animal grooming products, the Oster Golden A5 Two-speed clipper is a heavy-duty professional clipper. This versatile 2-speed clipper features virtually unbreakable chew-proof housing meaning it really is worth the investment.
Oster offers a one-year warranty for added customer confidence. The blade provided is a #10 ( very short) but like our overall pick there is a huge range of additional blades to choose from and as the blades are detachable if you invest in a few blades (we recommend #3,#5, and #7) you will easily be able to clip your Doodle to any length and style according to the time of year and your personal preference.
All Oster blades are machined and cryogenically treated for long-lasting performance so these clippers really could be the only clippers you will ever need to buy.
Wahl Professional Animal Arco Pet, Dog, Cat, and Horse Cordless Clipper Kit
Another offering from Wahl is the Professional Animal Arco cordless clipper which is ideal for those of us that don’t like the restrictions of a corded clipper. The only thing that we think could be improved here is the run time of 80 minutes although for the one Doodle owner this is enough to complete a full groom in one go.
The charge time however helps make these clippers an attractive choice as in just 75 minutes you are good to go again! The Arco is the original five in one clipper with an adjustable blade allowing you to alternate between (#9, #10#, #15, #30, and #40) without needing comb attachments or blade changes.
Now that is impressive although also included in the kit are 4 combs so this clipper truly does cater for any length of finish you could possibly want.
Best over $150
Andis Excel Pro-Animal 5-Speed Detachable Blade Clipper
If you really want to splash out and money is no object this is the section for you! From Andis, the manufacturer of our best overall clipper comes the amazing Excel Pro-Animal 5 Speed Detachable blade clipper.
Compatible with all Andis blades this clipper is supplied with the standard #10 blade. Featuring a slightly shorter body and lighter overall than the 2-speed version this premium clipper ensures comfort and ease of use. The blade provided is ceramic which stays up to 75 times cooler than steel and is incredibly durable so will remain sharp clip after clip.
Wahl Professional Animal Bravura Clipper Kit
For the last of our featured clippers, we have chosen another cordless clipper for maximum maneuverability. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery offers 90 minutes of grooming time and if that’s not long enough you can simply plug it in, and the clipper will continue to run at full power whilst charging! No pressure here to groom in a hurry.
The Bravura comes with a five in one adjustable fine blade and six plastic comb guards ensuring you can achieve your desired finish. Also included are a cleaning brush, blade oil, instruction book, charge stand, and charger all in a handy soft storage case.