Best Vacuum for Picking up Dog Hair

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CG:
I live with two GSDs, so hair continuously everywhere. My vaccum does okay, but I think it could be better. Anyone try one of those Dyson vacuums that are specially made to pick up pet hair? They're pretty pricey.

Wish I had wood floors everywhere ..
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Kind2dogs:
I have kings boards everywhere and I use a shop vac from Sears. They have a few sizes and the one I use is the smallest size. It's cheap and works great!

Paulette~
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Cin:
[nq:1]I live with two GSDs, so hair continuously everywhere. My vaccum doesokay, but I think it could be better. Anyone try one of those Dyson vacuumsthat are specially made to pick up pet hair? They're pretty pricey.[/nq]
I am about to move out of home and have got a Electorlux vaccum, it is also made to pick up pet hair, i havent tried it yet, but will post when i do and let you k now how it goes. They are pretty pricey as well.

Mum has a Dyson (not made for pet hair) and swears by it

Cin
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J1Boss:
I've got the "regular" Dyson. I don't have carpet in my house - all bare floors except a large kilim in the living room. I can't imagine the "animal" version would do any better job than my yellow one - it's amazing. I brought it to my training building yesterday (which has indoor/outdoor carpet). I lost track of how many times I emptied the canister - it got up an amazing amount of hair.
Worth every cent.
Janet Boss
Best Friends Dog Obedience
"Nice Manners for the Family Pet"
Voted "Best of Baltimore 2001" - Baltimore Magazine www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
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House\O\Dogs:
I have a house full of GSDs and I currently use a vacuum called "Quiet Storm" made by Samsung. It has held up very well for a couple of years and still works great. It runs more quietly than most other vacuums too. I bought the demo machine after I watched a guy using it at a Pet Expo.

Have heard wonderful things about the Dyson. They are pricey, but supposed to be well worth the bucks.
Lea
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culprit:
[nq:1]I've got the "regular" Dyson. I don't have carpet in my house - all bare floors except a large kilim ... has indoor/outdoor carpet). Ilost track of how many times I emptied the canister - it got up an amazingamount of[/nq]
i've been looking at the Dyson, and the "animal" version is just the regular one with all the extra attachments. you can buy the attachments separately, but i think the cost adds up faster than if you buy the "animal" package. if you don't have carpets, the special pet hair attachments are probably not going to help all that much. unless you use it on the upholstery or something.
-kelly
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Kind2dogs:
I am amazed that al of you are going to spend so much on a vacuum when you cannot beat a shop vac,. $60 Bucks I think.
Anyway the vacuums you mentioned are good . You might want to look into getting a USED
Electrolux at a yard or estate sale or thrift shoppe.

I have my Mom's but the bags are expensive, and t machine is heavy.

Anyway start spinning your dog hair to make a sweater or two or three. ; )

Paulette~
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J1Boss:
Shop vac are awkward to manuever, awkward to empty, and take up a fair amount of space to boot.
Reasons I have the Dyson - HEPA filters, trigger empty, bagless, easy to maneuver - the wand snaps out and reaches 17' and it has a 35' cord. Being asthmatic and needing to vacuum stairs make a shop vac really impractical. They may be cheap, but they're ugly, bulky, heavy and dirty.
Janet Boss
Best Friends Dog Obedience
"Nice Manners for the Family Pet"
Voted "Best of Baltimore 2001" - Baltimore Magazine www.bestfriendsdogobedience.com
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Kind2dogs:
[nq:1]you[/nq]
[nq:2]cannot beat a shop vac,. $60 Bucks I think.[/nq]
[nq:1]Shop vac are awkward to manuever, awkward to empty, and take up a fair amount of space to boot.[/nq]
I just went ane measured mine 12 Inches in Diameter and 18 inches high.

Now I just vacuumed the whole downstairs and did not have to empty it, but when I opened it up it looked at least like half a brown shopping bag full.

On rollers and it fits under the cabinet, and you can wash your floors and pick up the excess water. : )
[nq:1]Reasons I have the Dyson - HEPA filters, trigger empty, bagless, easy to maneuver - the wand snaps out and reaches 17' and it has a 35' cord. Being asthmatic and needing to vacuum stairs make a shop vac really impractical.[/nq]
I don't take mine upstairs, upstairs I use a the old vacuum.

So I do undertsand the stairs thing.
[nq:1]They may be cheap, but they're ugly, bulky, heavy and dirty.[/nq]
I don't see them as dirty.
Why would they be any dirtier than a vacuum cleaner?

Like I said there are different kinds and sizes,my husband's is huge, NOW THAT IS WAY TOO BIG FOR ME TOO! . The one I use I have had now for about 7 years, and it is not cumbersome for me anyway.
Paulette~
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