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O.K, 2 labs in the house with my 9 month old son, who is now crawling, and putting everything in his mouth. My question is what push type vacuume cleaner does a great/good job on dog hair. I know that Dyson makes the animal version of thier push type cleaner and that it works well, but at $650.00CDN :shock: I'm looking for a good #2? If it come's down to it, I''ll buy the Dyson and keep my son from caughing up hairball's :roll: , but looking for input!
 

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Consumer Reports magazine (March 2007) has an article about vacuums - top picks for pet hair.

Their top picks were for uprights - Kenmore Progressive $300, Hoover Windtunnel $250 and Eureka Boss $150

Canisters - Kenmore( 2 models) $350 $300 Electrolux $500


They rated the Dyson #16

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I'll bet the vacume companies could find LOTS of free "field testers" on RTF to solve this problem! :lol:
 

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Vacumes

I had the Wind Tunnel and I thought it was doing a "GOOD" job...... My husband buys me the Dyson animal because of having surgery on my knee ( the wind tunnel is heavy). I THOUGHT my house was clean but :shock: :shock: I was SOOOOOOOOOO embarrassed when I ran the Dyson. I had to empty it out 3 times on my livingroom alone. I would buy the Dyson Animal!


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Vacumn and Dog Hair

Checked with Consumer Report and bought the Kenmore Progressive. Had a Hoover Wind Tunnel and the Kenmore in my opinion is a much better machine.

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About a year ago my wife could not live without a Dyson. At the time of this writing, she STILL gets pumped up by the amount of visible CRAP that comes out of what looks like a clean carpet.

Pre-Dyson, our carpets were never clean no matter how recently they'd been vaccuumed. I'm not sure what all the factors are that consumer reports uses, but I'm done bitching about the dollars paid for the Dyson. This thing rocks!

P.S. We have three labradors, all inside dogs, plus two young boys...we know how to get carpets hairy and dirty.

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Dyson ... # 16!?

OK -
I have to stick up for my Dyson 'animal' model ... I love this thing.
I have 2 labs - a jack russell - and a GSD - ALL live inside and I am crazy about keeping a clean house. LOL - it's not what you would imagine a house with 4 inside dogs would look like. Trust me.

The attachments are easy to use and the thing never looses suction (just like they claim) ALso - I love never having to buy a bag and the way the dust and hair empties into the garbage avoids a could of debris back into the air like some other bag less vacuums.

I sound like a geek defending my vacuume but it has really helped keep down those corner piles of hair that sneak up time to time.

best of luck with toddler full steam ahead!
 

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I have to agree with Chris the Dyson purple for pets is hands down the best vaccum made.
 

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Dyson here too. It works well. The animal is an extra $100 and gives you the turbo attachment that we never use. I think the yellow dyson is identical except for that (and the color purple).
 

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We just got a Dyson animal as a wedding present. It was good, but my wife wanted to return it for the Hoover Windtunnel 2 and a bunch of other stuff. The Windtunnel 2 was only $200 at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. So we had $350 in store credit to buy other junk. It does just as good of a job as the dyson, maybe even better. I'd say get the windtunnel and use the extra money to buy something fun!

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We sprang for the Dyson Animal 15 and the house has never been cleaner. Easy to maneuver, easier to clean than any vacuum I've ever owned, and plenty of practical attachments....not to mention the verrrrry long hose extension.

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Well my Kenmore didn't do squat compared to the Dyson.... If the local lab club recommends it.... It's gotta be good. :wink:

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Angie, what model did you have? Was it the newer progressive canister unit, the was #1 in consumer reports?
 

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We had an Oreck for five years (it was a gift). We thought it did a good job, but also had the Oreck Rug Cleaning machine and thought it did a lousy job, plus we were always sending it for repair.
A couple of years ago we purchased a Dyson (not the animal model) and it does a wonderful job. We have very little dog hair buildup when we use our Hoover Rug Steam Cleaner. Looks like the Oreck vac and rug cleaner were both worthless.
We got our Dyson through Heartland America (check goggle for website). They sometimes have The Animal Dyson on sale at about half store prices (some will have a scratch or two).
 

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Misty Marsh Labradors said:
Angie, what model did you have? Was it the newer progressive canister unit, the was #1 in consumer reports?
An old ancient one..... :lol: :lol: :lol: I bought the dyson 3 years ago when it was the new up and coming. I love it.

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Anyone have a Dyson animal model that they want to get rid of ? :wink:
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