Buy a professional clipper for pets such as dogs, cats and rodents from Agrarzone

Whether dog, cat or rabbit - Many pets have to be sheared due to their fur, for animal exhibitions or for the treatment of matting and skin diseases. The shearing is used for grooming and supports the well-being of the animals. With a regular shearing infestation of vermin is efficiently prevented and skin diseases avoided. Here you will find the right pet clipper (also animal hair clipper or animal shearing machine) for your pet and important information on the grooming of popular pets such as dogs or cats.

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Overview of this page:

  • How to find the right animal hair trimmer
  • When do I have to shear my dog?
  • Which breeds of dogs shouldn't be sheared?
  • Which dog breeds should you trim?
  • How can I shear my dog? - Step by step Instructions for the perfect dog hairstyle!
  • Do I have to shear my cat?

How to find the right animal hair trimmer

Whether trimming for the animal exhibition, shearing in the course of treating diseases or simply for the well-being of the pet - there are many different reasons why dogs, cats and the like need to be shorn. With the right animal hair clipper you save yourself and your four-legged friend unnecessary stress and thus ensures safe and professional grooming.

To find the right pet clipping machine for your pet you should ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Full or detailed shearing: If you shear the entire animal, you should choose a medium to strong clipper like Moser MAX 45 animal clipper or Oster Golden A6 Comfort dog clipper. If you use the animal hair trimmer mainly for fine detail work such as trimming paws, ears, face and genital area, a handy and light clipper such as Moser clipping machine Prima or Oster Mini dog trimmer completely sufficient.

  2. Animal size: If you shear large dogs or several animals in a row, you should use a powerful dog clipper with high performance and pulling power like Portable Clipper Profi or Aesculap dog clipper Favorita II. Shear filigree animals such as small dogs, cats or rodents with a small, handy animal cutting machine such as Moser 1400 clipper or Oster pet clipper.

  3. Fur condition: If you shear animals with difficult or thick fur, you should use a powerful clipper. With shearers with several power levels like Oster Golden A6 Comfort dog clipper or Oster clipper Golden A5 you can work on any animal fur, from thick fur to trimming sensitive parts of the body.

  4. Sensitivity to noise: For noise-sensitive or fearful animals, a quiet and low-vibration animal cutting machine is more pleasant like Aesculap Libra pet clipping machine or Aesculap animal clipper Fortis.

  5. Battery or Mains operation: Depending on the conditions at the operating location of the animal hair trimmer, a wired animal hair trimmer or a cordless animal hair trimmer is the better variant. Hybrid animal hair trimmers are also practical, combining both advantages such as Aesculap BaseCut animal hair trimmer.

  6. Handling: As a rule, clippers with a plastic housing are lighter and less expensive than those with a metal housing. Non-slip housings and hand straps provide help when working. Most models with their slim and ergonomically shaped housing ensure fatigue-free working and comfortable one-hand operation.

  7. Weight: Pay attention to the weight of the animal clipper. The lighter the clipper, the less tired your arms will be. We recommend using a handier and lighter clipper especially for small animals.

  8. Replacement cutting set: It makes sense to have a sufficient replacement of dog shearing blades & cat shearing blades at a hand.

  9. Accessories for clipper: With a Cool-Spray & Clean-Spray the clipper stays clean, sharp and cool. Special clipper oil promotes the life of the dog clipper. Whether practical wall mounts for clippers or fur dryers with a fur care brush - at Agrarzone you will find a large selection of professional and practical accessories for pet clippers!

When do I have to shear my dog?

Take a closer look at your dog's fur: Does your dog have a multi-layered dog fur (top coat with underwool) or is it a single-layer coat (top coat without underwool)? Do you have a short-haired, wire-haired, curly-haired, short-haired or long-haired dog?

In many dogbreeds, the dog fur consists of outer hair with underwool such as German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Collie or Appenzeller Sennenhund. With these dog breeds you should be careful when grooming. Other dog breeds such as Poodles, Yorkshire Terriers or Maltese have no underwool and can therefore be shorn easily.

Our tip: Never shaer off your four-legged friend's fur completely, as your dog is not protected against vermin and UV radiation without its dog fur!

Which breeds of dogs shouldn't be sheared?

Dogs with a multi-layered dog fur (with underwool) you should not shear because if you shear the fur then the fur form more underwool after cutting, which makes the fur thicker and thicker. The inadequate ventilation of the dog's skin can lead to severe matting in the dog's fur and to painful itching and skin irritation. The protective function of the dog's fur is also massively impaired, because the dog's fur protects your dog from extreme weather conditions such as excessive sunlight, cold and wet.

These dogs should not be sheared: German Shepherd, Golden Retriever, Border Collie, Setter, Spaniel, Bobtail, Collie, Appenzeller Sennenhund, All long-haired dogs, etc.

Long-haired dogs and dogs with an underwool layer are best brushed regularly. Use a dog brush or dog comb to remove dead hair and matting. The removal of the underwool stimulates your dog's blood circulation and ensures that air gets between the individual skin areas. You can then shorten the lengths (like in the profile of a German shepherd) with a fur scissor.

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Which dog breeds should you trim?

Dogs with shaggy fur, such as many terriers have no natural change of fur and should only be trimmed. When trimming, dead dog skin and hair roots are plucked. This is done either with a trim knife or with your fingers. To prevent eczema and skin irritation and to stimulate the growth of the fur, trimming is necessary here every three to four months.

Our tip: Some poodle hybrids, such as Goldendoodle, Labradoodle, Maltipoo, Snoodle, Cockapoo etc. are always crossed with a two-layer dog skin. This leads to the fact that individual dogs not only lose a lot of hair, but can also lead to extreme matting. This is remedied by regular grooming with a dog brush and dog comb.

How can I shear my dog? - Step by Step Instructions for the perfect dog hairstyle!

Preparation for dog clipping

Preparation for dog shearing is at least as important as the shearing process itself. With the right preparation, you save time, protect your equipment and can shaer your dog without problems and complications. Before you decide to shear your four-legged friend, you should find out your dog's fur type (with or without underwool) and check your dog's health.

What you need for the dog shearing:

  • Dog clipper - The right clipper tailored to your dog

  • Shearing Blades - A clean and polished shear knife & shear head is half the battle

  • Cool-Spray & Clean-Spray - This keeps the shearing knife & shearing head clean, sharp and cool

  • Clipper Oil - Promotes the life of the clipper

  • Fur Brush & Fur Comb - For grooming your dog's fur and removing fur residues from the clipper

  • Fur Scissor - For shaping the face, paws and ears

  • Dog grooming table & non-slip mat - So you can safely shear & trim your dog

Dog Shearing - Step by Step Instructions

1. Calm your dog:

Familiarize your dog with the sound of the dog clipper and grooming table before starting the dog clipping. It is helpful if you keep practicing resting on the grooming table with your dog a few days in advance and get him used to the sound of the pet clipper. For noise-sensitive and fearful animals, we have particularly quiet, low-vibration dog clippers in our range at Agrarzone.

2. Select the right shearing blade:

If you are not sure - a cutting set of nine millimeters is ideal for most dog breeds. If in doubt, use a longer size.

3. Brush the dog:

To ensure that the clipper glides optimally through the dog's fur, remove matting and dirt from the fur beforehand with a Fur Brush or Fur Comb.

4. Shear the dog:

Shear your dog from front to back. Never shear against the hairline, otherwise you could injure your pet's skin! Always place the shearing head careful on the dog's body and exert little pressure on the clipper. Otherwise you can injure yourself or give your dog an unwanted pattern.

Start with the dog shearing on the neck, then shear over the back to the chest, over the stomach and legs. Tighten the animal's skin so you don't pinch your dog. Especially on the legs and in the groin area, you should smooth out the folds, otherwise you could cause painful cuts to your four-legged friend.

The fur on the face, paws, ears and genitals should only be shortened with a fur scissor. Please feel the fur on the ears carefully by hand before shortening it with a fur scissor. You should not shear the touch hairs on the face (vibrisses), because with their help dogs can orient themselves in the dark or in murky waters.

5. Fur care finishing:

At the end of the dog shearing, brush your dog thoroughly again with a dog brush and dog comb to remove any loose hair.

Important for dog shearing: Keep the clipper cool and clean with Cool-Spray & Clean-Spray or take a few breaks so that you do not overheat the clipper and do not injure your dog's skin. The shearing head should always be covered with a light film of oil during shearing. Oil the shearing blade with a drop of Clipper Oil every 10 minutes during shearing. This way the shearing blades does not heat up due to additional friction and you achieve a perfect clipper cut.

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Do I have to shear my cat?

Basically, shearing cats should be avoided. If your cat's fur is heavily matted and you can no longer slide through the fur with a Fur Brush or Fur Comb, then shearing is a necessary option. Other reasons for shearing cats are hairballs, allergies or excessive hair loss. If you are considering shearing your cat, the best thing to do is get a veterinarian to treat the animal. Shearing a cat without anesthesia is difficult because, unlike a dog, it would not stay still for long and the risk of injury would be too high.

Professional tip: Get your cat used to a regular fur routine to avoid shearing. All long-haired cat breeds in particular tend to extreme matting of the fur. Regular brushing and combing will save you and the animal the unpleasant visit to the veterinary practice!

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