Best Dog Hair Clippers For A German Shepherd: Reviews & Buyer’s Guide



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)


(Additional Note: before buying a corded or cordless clipper, please consider the skill, competency and knowledge required to adequately and safely groom a dog with clippers. Strongly consider employing a professional animal groomer to do it if you are uncertain or not confident with what you are doing)


Best Dog Hair Clippers For A German Shepherd: Reviews & Buyer’s Guide

Our top picks for the best hair clippers for a German Shepherd are:


Some other popular or commonly used clippers that might draw more mixed reviews, or varying experiences using them might include the:


If you’d like to check out other pet hair clipper options, including cordless clippers but also other corded clipper brands and models, you may like to read this guide:


Best Dog Clippers For A German Shepherd: Reviews

You can see reviews of some of the above clippers here:


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. 
  • 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.
  • 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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1 Comment

  1. German shepherd have thick fur and most of these you listed won’t work for thick fur. The fur by the neck and chest and the back legs can be nearly impenetrable.

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