In a rush and just want my recommendation?  I think the Kingstar Titanium Professional Dog Grooming Scissors Set is a great choice.

Dogs always need regular grooming. This includes brushing, bathing, nail-cutting, and the odd hair trim. My terriers often needed pesky and irritating hair removed from the eye area, round the feet and sometimes round their bottoms.

The little jobs can certainly be completed at home, as long as you keep delicate areas safe when using sharp cutting instruments. You still need excellent quality tools, especially scissors, or shears, for these smaller grooming tasks at home.

It’s important not to use any old scissors on a dog. Dog grooming scissors are designed specifically with dogs, and their safety, in mind.

In this article, I’m reviewing the following grooming scissors for dogs.

Can I Groom My Dog At Home?

If my dog needs anything more demanding than a bath, brush and trim, I make use of a reputable, qualified, and recommended dog groomer. A professional will get the job done in half the time, keeping my dog’s stress levels to a minimum. They are highly trained, and very experienced. Professionals have high quality tools, specifically designed for every grooming aspect. They invest a lot of money in superior equipment. Your dog’s undercoat may need to be stripped, which can be painful if incorrectly done, or if inferior tools are used.

Where Can I Find A dog Groomer?

If you have friends or neighbors who have used a good groomer, word of mouth is a good start. You could ask your local vet if they can recommend a groomer. Check out AKC GroomerFinder, or National Dog Groomers Association of America.

If there are no groomers close to you, you can still achieve excellent results yourself, with a high-quality set of dog grooming scissors.

How Often Should I Trim My Dog’s Coat?

  • Long haired breeds or those with a texture of coat prone to matting may need their coats trimmed around four to six times a year.
  • Medium haired breeds may need to get their coat trimmed a couple of times a year.
  • Short haired breeds don’t usually need regular haircuts.

Types of Dog Grooming Scissors

There are three main types of dog grooming scissors. ‘Straight’, ‘Curved’ and ‘Thinning’ blades. Stainless steel or titanium-coated blades are the preferred option. They stay sharper for longer, and don’t rust. 

How To Hold Grooming Scissors

Scissors with rounded tips are a good idea, especially if your dog is wriggly, or you’re new to trimming. The rounded tips will be safer, cutting down the risk of serious injury. Good scissors will have offset finger holes at the handle, as well as an extra rest for your pinky finger. This is an advanced design feature to reduce fatigue.

Straight

These have a straight edge and are suitable for overall trimming of the coat. They do the bulk of the work. They come in different lengths, but the 6 inch or 7 inch will be suitable for most breeds.

Curved

These blades are designed for targeted trims. The curved design offers more precision, and better safety for delicate areas, such as paws and face. They are also ideal for any curved area of your dog’s body, such as the thighs and chest area. They allow you to follow the natural shape of your hound. A 30-70 style of curved scissor means that 30% of the body of the scissors is the holes for your fingers, and 70% is the blade component. A 30-70 ratio creates a comfortable balance for your hand to work with. 

Thinning or Blending 

These scissors have toothed blades, which thin out your dog’s coat rather than shorten it. They effectively make your dog’s coat lighter and less likely to become tangled and matted. Varying amounts of teeth in the blades will determine how smoothly you can blend the coat.

How Often Should Dog Grooming Scissors Be Sharpened?

Every three months, or as soon as you notice they are blunting and not cutting cleanly and evenly.

Final Thoughts

Never use kitchen, or human scissors to trim your dog’s coat. Dog hairs are tough, and need a high quality blade to get through them without causing pain, pulling and discomfort. Good scissors will take a lot less time to do a good job. Buy the best tools you can afford.

RUBOLD Professional Dog Grooming Scissors Set

Rubold is a highly trusted brand in the field, and this set ticks all the boxes. High quality stainless steel blades which are razor sharp for precision cutting. 

This complete kit includes:

  • Straight scissors, 6 inch, with rounded tips
  • Thinning scissors, 6 inch, with 37 teeth
  • Curved-down scissors, 7 inch
  • Grooming comb, 6.5 inch
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Storage case

There are adjustable screws on each pair of scissors so you can fine-tune the tightness of the blades. All scissors loosen after wear and tear. Each finger hole has a non-slip, cushioned ring fitted inside, which are removable if they don’t suit your hand. The rubber bumper between the blades means the cutting action is smooth, silent and non-jarring. It also prevents accidental clamping of your fingers when cutting.

The manufacturer offers a full 365 day no questions asked Money Back Guarantee.

Pros:

  • Excellent quality
  • Comfortable and balanced
  • Razor sharp
  • Safe, rounded tips
  • Value for money
  • Good customer service
  • 100% guarantee

Cons:

  • Finger holes very snug with rubber rings in
  • Some quality discrepancies regarding blade sharpness

Gimars 4CR Stainless Steel Set

This set features 4CR titanium coated stainless steel blades, increasing scratch and corrosion resistance. This complete kit includes:

  • Straight scissors, two pairs, 6.1 inch and 5.1 inch, with rounded tips
  • Thinning scissors, 6.69 inch
  • Curved-down scissors, 7 inch
  • Stainless steel comb
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Storage case

The removable finger hole inserts are comfortable, pink silicone. The rubber bumper between the blades is a standard feature.The Gimars brand set is well-made and nicely balanced. At a slightly lower price-point, it represents good value for money, and the customer service is excellent if you have issues with product quality.

Pros:

  • Well made
  • Balanced weight
  • Two different sized straight scissors is very handy
  • Safe, rounded tips
  • Value for money
  • Good customer service

Cons:

  • Finger holes very snug with rings in
  • Variable steel quality and sharpness of blades
  • Uncomfortable to use for long periods

GLADOG Professional Grooming Scissors

Very similar set to the previous kit, with 4CR titanium coated stainless steel. Slightly different configuration of the components, this set comprising:

  • Straight scissors, 6.5 inch, with rounded tips
  • Thinning scissors, 6.5 inch
  • Curved-down scissors, 6.5 inch, with rounded tips
  • Grooming comb
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Storage case

Removable finger hole inserts, this time, blue. Rubber bumper, adjusting screws and a 90-day, 100% guarantee of full refund if you’re not completely happy with the product.

Pros:

  • Sturdy and nicely balanced
  • Sharp blades
  • Excellent value for money
  • Quality product
  • Easy to use
  • 100% guarantee for 90-days

Cons:

  • Finger holes too small with rings attached
  • Some quality issues, but good customer service

Kingstar Titanium Professional Dog Grooming Scissors

Made from high-quality 6CR stainless steel with superior durability. These tools are crafted, polished and ground to be razor sharp and accurate. The black titanium coating over the stainless steel gives a stylish, professional look. 

Included in the set:

  • Straight scissors, 7 inch
  • Thinning scissors, 7 inch
  • Curved-up scissors, 7 inch
  • Curved-down scissors, 7 inch
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Adjustment key for tightening blades
  • Storage case

This set comes at a slightly higher price-point, but frankly, you get what you pay for with this. It’s a beautifully crafted set of tools, and the manufacturer offers a 3 month unconditional guarantee. Perfect balance and comfortable to use. These scissors are professional quality.

Pros:

  • Superior quality
  • Razor sharp
  • Comfortable and balanced
  • Durable
  • Easy to use
  • Excellent value

Cons:

  • Blades not rounded at tips

GEMEK Pet Cat Dog Grooming Scissors

The Gemek brand has a four scissor set, all of which are 7.5 inch. This review is for a five scissor set. The larger set contains an extra pair of small, straight scissors. These are very handy for little jobs around the paws and face. 

This five piece set contains:

  • Straight scissors, 6.5 inch, with rounded tips
  • Straight scissors, 4.5 inch, with rounded tips
  • Curved-down scissors, 6.5 inch, with rounded tips
  • Thinning scissors, 6.5 inch
  • Grooming comb
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Storage case

Both sets are manufactured from the same stainless steel, with standard features of finger hole rings which are blue or pink plastic, adjustment screws and rubber bumper between the blades. I like the fact that all these scissors have rounded tips. 

Pros:

  • Sharp
  • Suitable for right, or left-handed people
  • Good value for money
  • Rounded tips
  • Lower price-point

Cons:

  • Thinning scissors poor quality
  • Blades dull quickly
  • Variable quality issues between sets

Conclusion

There are a couple of stand-out scissor sets to choose from. The Rubold Professional kit is excellent, and I really like the safety factor of rounded tips on the straight scissors. But the true champion of dog grooming scissors is the Kingstar Titanium Professional Dog Grooming Scissors Set.

Yes – they cost a little bit more, but they’re worth every penny. These scissors look, feel and perform professionally in every way. I think they make me a better dog groomer. No hassle cutting, and not having to worry about blunt blades makes all the difference. They are extremely comfortable in my hand. 

These tools are so sharp, I do wish the straight scissors had rounded ends for a little extra safety. Keep that in mind. If your dog is hard to keep still, and twitchy about being groomed, perhaps go for the RUBOLD Professional Dog Grooming Scissors Set with the rounded tips.

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