Poodles, unlike many other breeds of dogs, have hair and not fur. They also only have a single layer coat and though they hardly shed (and are great for people with allergies!) the hair that does come off needs to be groomed. This is the case for all sizes and colors of poodles. If you’re unfamiliar with grooming and thinking about getting a poodle, you’ll need to stock up on supplies. If you don’t, you’ll be left with a matted and tangled mess of a dog. This is even harder to deal with!
Poodle’s hair doesn’t shed easily and gets stuck in the tight curls that define their coat. They need to be properly groomed every 6 to 8 weeks. Pet parents don’t necessarily need to bring in their pups to the groomers and spend all that money for someone else to do a job you could be doing at home. You just need the right tool!
Often if you’re adopting a poodle from a shelter or a rescue organization, they need to be groomed once you bring them home. They come to your home matted, dirty, and in need of a good trim. You’re going to need to invest in a good pair of clippers. There are a couple things you need to keep in mind when shopping around. They are: price, are the clippers cordless, blades, battery life, weight, and attachments.
One of the best clippers we found (at a reasonable price point) to help you keep your poodle happy and beautiful are the Wahl Arco Cordless Pet Clippers. They’re affordable, come with a charging station, blade oil, multiple blades, and the perfect clipper for any part of your Poodle that needs grooming. These clippers are perfect for the body, face, and even feet! Did we mention that this company also makes a whole package of replaceable blades so it’s easy to find new ones, so you can continue taking care of your dog?
However, if you really want to go the extra mile, then the next step would be to get the Andis Super AGR+ Rechargeable Blade Pet Clipper. Though the Andis packs a heavy punch to the wallet, the ceramic blades are the way to go. These blades stay cooler, so you can continue the grooming session without having to take as many breaks. These clippers will last a lifetime! The Andis is also good with Oster blades, which makes changing them even easier when it’s time for a new blade or you need a different size blade.
When it’s time to get a new set of clippers, or you’re looking to adopt or get your first poodle, you’re going to need the perfect tool to keep them groomed and comfortable. Something to keep in mind is battery life if you’re choosing to go cordless. Cordless is the most convenient and easiest to handle for both you and your dog (no tripping over that cord!).
Now all you need to do is grab your dog and get to grooming!