What’s the best vacuum for dog hair to avoid drowning in fur? 2020 edition

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When we get ourselves a new pet it’s inevitable that we’ll no doubt then get a heap of shedding fur along side.  It goes with the territory!  It can make life unpleasant not least if you or visitors also suffer from allergies but, that doesn’t mean we have to put up with it and can’t strive to get rid of the dog hair – we just need a good vacuum cleaner that’s up to the job.  Which one is that then?  Well today’s article is all about which is the best vacuum for dog hair so let’s take a look at what’s available in 2020.

How to choose the best vacuum for dog hair

There are a few things to consider when choosing a vacuum cleaner for dogs that is going to be able to tackle your pet hair problems:

  • budget – how much can you spend?
  • Pet specific – do you want to get a regular vacuum or one that’s specifically designed to pick up dog hair?
  • Upright or Cylinder – which do you prefer?  I find cylinder cleaners easier to transport around and use tools with, but to be honest I think it’s more a personal preference.
  • Corded or cordless – do you want to take it outside, perhaps to clean the car, or have you a large house that would benefit from not being restriced by cords.
  • Bagged or bagless – I find most models are going the bagless route now, but we have heard great things about the bagged vacuum in our reviews.
  • Floor type – some vacuums deal with hardwood floors better than carpets and vice versa


Pet vacuum reviews

The following are our dog vacuum reviews – either from our own experience or those of friends.  Obviously there’s different kinds so I’ve chosen my favourite for each section, but do look at the pros and cons for each kind.


Best cheap vacuum cleaner for pet hair


If cost is the biggest consideration for you then this Zanussi ZAN2011AZ would be a great option for you and it’s also my top choice for the best upright vacuum cleaner for dog hair.

It’s a bagless upright cleaner and for the price I think you can’t beat it.  With a 180 watt motor it’s powerful and there is a pet turbo nozzle for getting all those hairs from couches and carpets.  It’s also suitable for both hardwood floors and for carpets.  Definitely the best budget vacuum for dog hair.

Check out the latest price of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon here.


Best cylinder Pet Vacuums

A friend of mine had this vacuum cleaner and I got to give it a go while helping getting her house ready for a party.  I have to say that for a bagged cleaner this one is great.  I often think that bagless is the way forward with most vacuums not having them but this one changed my mind.  It’s a little on the pricier side, but no more so than a Dyson.

The Miele Complete C2 Cat and Dog vacuum cleaner is amazing at picking up hair and if you’re reading this that is probably what you’re looking for in a vacuum!  Whether it’s human hair (I am shedding and moulting as much as my dog lately!) or pet hair this one really will perform fantastically.  It’s good on both hard floors and carpets.

Check out this vacuum on Amazon here.


Best cordless vacuum cleaner for pet hair

We have this one and it’s the best thing we ever bought recently  – we have dogs that shed and it tackles their fur with ease.

Dyson love to come up with innovative products and this hoover from them is yet another of their great ideas.  I love that it’s cordless and I can effortlessly take it upstairs, to the car and places that are hard to reach.  It’s also extremely light which is good for me and I imagine for older people whose strength is fading.

If, like me, you’re someone who likes to keep on top of the hoovering and doesn’t leave it to all build up it’s an excellent choice.  The downside is that sometimes it can fill up quickly and so if you don’t regularly vacuum this might get a bit annoying.

The charge on the Dyson V6 Animal Handheld Vacuum Cleaner lasts about 15-20 mins so if you like to do lots of rooms at once then I’d suggest going for a corded vacuum cleaner.

Check out the reviews on Amazon here.


Best handheld pet vacuum cleaner


The Vax H85-GA-P18 is a really good handheld vacuum cleaner that is perfect for caravanning, cleaning the car or just to have on hand so you don’t need to take out the big vacuum all the time.  It’s cordless and can last for about 20 minutes when fully charged.

The main advantage of this one over other handheld vacuums is the power – it’s got a great motor on it which is what you need when dealing with pet hair.  If you’re looking for a small vacuum cleaner then this one might be a good option.

Check out this item on Amazon here.


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1 thought on “What’s the best vacuum for dog hair to avoid drowning in fur? 2020 edition”

  1. If any pet owner is highly interested in buying cordless, I will honestly suggest him to buy Dyson cordless vacuum cleaner for getting good satisfaction. This vacuum is enough capability to pick up the significant amount of dirt or dust from any surface.

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