Time to Upgrade Your Clipper?

When to use a Pet Specialty Clipper vs Professional Clipper




Wahl Professional Animal has designed an line of clippers designed for home use ideal for trimming and maintenance clips between grooming. Ideal for pet lovers looking to take care of their pets coat allowing them to extend time between grooming visits. Wahl Professional Animal's home use clippers include: U Clip, Deluxe U Clip, 5 Style Groom, Cordless Combo Kit, Color Groom & Pro Ion Clippers; each of these clippers have a standard adjustable #30-15-10 blade, which is ideal for light to medium coats types. Many of them include plastic attachment guide combs, for additional cutting lengths. 

Deluxe U- CLip

Some of the disadvantages of our pet specialty clippers and the reason you might need to upgrade to one of our more professional clippers, are that they are not ideal for thick, heavy or matted coats. While some groomer's who brush and care for their pets coats on a regular basis have found these clippers to work well on their heavier coated dog breeds such as a poodle's coat, these clippers may not be ideal for such coat types. Some breeds we have found work well with our at home clippers include: fox terrier, shih tzu, and bichon frise. 

Wahl Professional Animal's adjustable pet clippers will run louder and are not ideal for more noise-sensitive animals compared to our professional clippers which run much quieter and will not heat up as quickly. Some of our professional clippers include: SS-Pro, KM2, KM5, KM10, Power Grip Clippers to name a few. Wahl has recently introduced our MaxCoat Clipper to really tackle through those thick coats at home. Ideal for clipping through all coat types including your doodles, heavier coated breeds, and any matted or tangled areas. The SS-Pro would also be a great choice for an at home user with a larger breed dog or pet looking to full body clip. 


Wahl Professional Animals has a range of professional animal clippers from our cordless 5-in-1 clipper line: Arco, Bravura, Figura, Chromado & Creativa; that are ideal for full body clipping on smaller dog breeds and animals. These can also be a great use for trimming on larger dog breeds such as Poodles, Doodles, and Water Dogs, as well as horses and other large animals. Wahl's detachable blade clippers include: MaxCoat, Thick Coat Clipper, SS Pro, KM2, KM2 Deluxe, KM5, KM10, Power Grip, & KM Cordless

Our professional animal team highly recommends using our four step bathe and dry, brush, clip, and trim approach when grooming your pets at home. Your pets should be groomed on a regular basis, this is not only a bonding experience with your pet, but helps keep your pets coat healthy and clean.

Wahl offers some really great tools for brushing your dog at home including our wet & dry double sided pin brush, our medium slickers brush, large double sided flex slicker, and large nail clippers to help achieve our four step grooming approach. 

Please know all Wahl Professional Animal products are backed with a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, and please feel free to reach out to Wahl at 1-800-PRO-WAHL of visit our Contact Us form below and one of our customer service representatives will gladly assist you in selecting the best clipper for your pet.