(Closed) Vacuum Recommendation for Dog Hair?

posted 5 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

We’ve had good luck with our Kenmore canister vac (I forget exactly which model but it was about $300 at Sears).  We’ve had it for about a year.  I haven’t had any issues with dog hair clogs and it’s much easier to switch out the bags when they’re full.  We had a cheapo bagless vac for the first few months with our puppy and it was a pain to clean out.  Dog hair would get into every nook and cranny of the canister.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Get a Rainbow!! Best vacuum EVER! It does not use a bag at all. It actually uses water as the filter and removes 80-90% of the dust in your house. We bought one and love it. We had a Dyson and I could not believe how much crap we got out of the carpet when we vacuumed with the Rainbow. Since most vacuums are dry vacs, they all have the same components and run the same way. They all use filters and those filters get clogged and causes you to lose air flow which is actually what is needed to clean efficiently. The rep who sold us our Rainbow said that dry vac filters should be changed when they are clogged which happens in about 10 minutes of dusting.

 

We love our Rainbow. We can run it as a humidifier too. Plus we can put some essential oil it like eucalyptus and that cleans all air borne dust mites.

 

They are a bit pricey but well worth it. They have an 8 year warranty and last over 30 years.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I like our Dyson. I find the attachments a bit clumsy to use, but our other vacuum pales in comparison as far as picking up fur. They have them refurbished on woot.com pretty often, that’s where I got mine.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We have a dyson and love it. It’s pricy, but worth every penny.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Our dog doesn’t have long hair but very thick, very coarse and it is everywhere! Plus it’s black so it really shows up. We were debating on a Dyson but went to Consumer Reports and were pleasantly surprised to see they recommended the Hoover Wind Tunnel Pet Vacuum. We love it and we only spent around $150 on it. It works wonderfully. We do have to empty the canister quite a bit because her hair is so thick but it really does a great job and has great attachments that make getting her hair off the stairs (it always builds up in the corner between each step!) and off the furniture very easy. 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ah yes, the Golden Retriever. We have a golden as well and have had good results with the Bissell pet hair eraser. The hose doesn’t get clogged, as long as you empty the container out quite a bit with all the hair. While that is annoying, the suction power is what we like most, so we deal with having to empty the container often.  

I also second a Rainbow, we don’t have one, but my parents had one growing up and that thing lasted for YEARS and worked really well.  

 

 

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We have two very fluffy Siberian Huskies in our home and our Dyson is great at picking up their hair. But, we do emply out the cannister a few times as it gets full pretty quickly with that much dog hair. It was around $400 when we bought it almost 4 years ago, but it’s totally worth it. 

 

@mrskisstobe:  One of my close friends has this vacuum and she loves it! I’m very curious about it and am seriously considering buying one later this year (Christmas). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Both my sister and I have the Dyson animal vac. She has the upright and I have the cannister (we both claim that our version is better, so I guess that’s personal preference). You can get a vacuum dog brush attachement (mine came with one) that lets you vacuum the hair right off your dog! They’re pricey but totally worth it! I got mine for $500 from home depot in Calgary, canada

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have the regular Dyson and it is pretty good.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Sea_Ashley:  We absolutely love ours. We were very reluctant at first on buying because it’s a good chunk up front but after we saw what it picked up we weren’t letting it out the door. We like that we can run it all the time as a humidifier too. I just feel better about it since our son plays on the carpet and the thought of all the stuff in the carpet made me sick. I will admit that the first few times I vacuumed with it, the water was black! Now it just gets a bit murky and I dump it out and wash the bowl and we are good to go again. It even gets any dust mites out of the mattress and pillows.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@Sea_Ashley:  Oh and you can use the upholstery tool to brush your animals. The attachments are awesome. They are made with horse hair so they don’t scratch things like the front of the TV. There is also a bendable wand that you can use to clean the lint trap of the dryer to get all the leftover lint out.

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I absolutely love my dyson dc25 animal, I have a Siberian Husky that is always indoor and shedded for like a month straight, and it really does pick up everything 

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