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Dog hair! Seriously, it seems to stick to everything but my dogs! I need a vacuum cleaner that can suck up those coarse pet hairs that seems to stick everywhere.
Ruby, my Goldendoodle hardly sheds at all. Which is great, except she’s a magnet for tracking in every piece of dirt or leaf in the yard… oh but did I say, she doesn’t shed! lol
Then there’s Callie, my Labrador retriever. She’s cute as a button, only 2 months old and sheds like crazy!
It’s winter right now so she’s not in full coat blowing mode. I can only imagine what it’s going to be like come spring and summer! Oy vey!
Why I need a new Vacuum Cleaner for Pet Hair
My old vacuum broke. I really can’t blame all of it on the dogs. After all, there was a lot of my hair and string and who knows what wrapped around the roller and belts on my old vacuum…. ( I’m so embarrassed to say that. )
Honestly, I do vacuum several times a week. Where this stuff comes from I’ll never know…The fairy dust of dog hair is fast at work, I just know it!
Either way, I needed a new one! My old one crapped out on me.
Something that can stand up both to my dogs insidious shedding and my losing hair…they say humans lose up to 100 hairs a day! It better not be more than that!
My Criteria for a New Vacuum Cleaner for my Pets Hair
This is terrible and I know it.
I literally went to the store and bought vacuum cleaners to test them on how well they picked up dog hair. I know, I know…I’m terrible.
Why can’t there be sample vacuum cleaners to test for a week before buying!
My criteria was simple or so I thought
- It had to lift the fine hair that seems to wedge itself into the fibers of my rugs.
- Have attachments that worked well on a couch.
- I prefer a bagless vacuum cleaner.
- It was easily interchangeable on carpet, hardwood floors or tile floors. I have all 3 in my house.
- If something got stuck., it was easily taken apart to locate the clog.
- Had a good warranty for at least a year.
- Bonus: If it could be used to vacuum the car.
- Was lightweight and easy to roll around.
- Replacement parts were easily found.
- Vacuum cleaner parts could be washed and cleaned.
Results of Vacuum Cleaners for Dogs hair
The first vacuums I grabbed were a couple of upright vacuums. I’ve always had uprights and really liked them, especially if they had the right attachments.
Here are my results:
It has a 27 ft chord. Longest chord I’ve ever seen in a vacuum cleaner. 5 attachments makes it a breeze to clean under and over anything.
Best part is that every thing, except the motor can be washed in the sink! Yes, even the filter. It’s re-usable.
Best Vacuum under $100 for Dog Hair.
2.) Shark Rotator Pet Vacuum – WOW…The Shark Rotator Lift-Away TruePet Vacuum is super strong! I think you could suck a bowling ball through this hose!
Best part this vacuum is super quiet. While it definitely picked up the dog hair, I found that the hose was a little short. However, you can simply remove the canister and take it with you. Great for stairs.
Good vacuum in the $300 range
3.) Dyson Animal – Guys, this vacuum picked up dirt and hair left behind from the other vacuum cleaners.
I was a little wobbly with the ball at first, but you quickly get the hang of it after a few passes. I was able to move this vacuum under furniture, around corners with no problems.
Very easy to operate and the bonus – all the parts are replaceable.
I was super impressed at how easy it is to unclog the hose or roller. It’s definitely pricey, but well worth it.
Best Vacuum Overall for Pet and Dog Hair $529.00
Which Vacuum I Picked and Why
Honestly, I don’t think you could go wrong no matter which vacuum cleaner you picked. They all seemed to work great.
However, If you haven’t guessed it, I went with the Dyson Animal Vacuum Cleaner.
I couldn’t pass up how clean it got my carpets in dealing with pet hair. I can easily use it on my hardwood floors with a touch of a button.
For me being able to unclog the hose and roller is a big deal. I’m forever sucking up something that will cause an instant clog. With the Dyson, I can easily clean it out.
I love all the attachments. There’s a mini vacuum attachment for my couch that easily sucks up those stuck on dog hair strands.
It’s definitely expensive, but if it lasts for the next 10 years keeping my house clean, it will be worth every penny.
What vacuum cleaner do you love for dealing with your pet hair? I’d love to hear.
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