Being a pet owner is a wonderful thing. We love our Dogs Yoda and Casper and they brighten up our day. There are so many positives to owning a dog and for us these always outweigh the “pet peeves” that our two little monkeys get up to. They can be really naughty at times!
When deciding which dog to buy two years ago, there were a few things we took into consideration. One huge factor for us was our dog’s hair type. I wanted a dog that did not shed much and a Bichon Frise is great for this.
Despite the fact Yoda and Casper don’t shed much, we still find dog hair on the carpet and stairs and we need to hoover it up regularly. We also have friends who visit with their pets and some of them shed hair absolutely everywhere.
Our car also ends up covered in dog hair when we give our “blind” friend a ride to town. My friend owns a guide dog who is trained to sit in the front seat. After giving a pet a ride in the car we often find hair everywhere and once again we find ourselves using the vacuum.
I currently have a really great Vaccum. It is a Henry Vaccum and does a really great job suction wise, however it is getting old and in future when we upgrade I will be looking for the best vacuum for dealing with dog pet hair.
My experience of the Henry vacuum has always been positive, but next time I want a stand up vacuum which I can push around rather than pull along. I think that would be easier to use with my health conditions. I’ve heard the Dyson is a great brand and the Bissell Vacuum but I honestly don’t have much experience with vacuums to know which is superior.
Sometimes you can choose a pet which does not shed, other times you may love a certain breed such as pugs, who are notorious for shedding hair. Other times you may need a trained dog such as a Guide Dog, and have no choice but to have a dog who sheds.
So I thought I’d write about the situation and ask the question, Which Vacuum cleaner would you recommend? I found this guide on SpotlessMag.com that compares between the best vacuums for pet hair. I’d love to hear what works for you and what doesn’t work. This could help me make a better informed decision when we do get an upgrade.
Do you have a pet that sheds? Is it easy to vacuum the hair? What are your top tips?
Dyson Ball Animal Upright Vacuum , Purple (Certified Refurbished)Bissell 9595A CleanView Bagless Vacuum with OnePassVax W85-Pl-T Dual Power Pro Advance Carpet Cleaner – Grey/Green
danasia fantastic says
So I just got a Shark vacuum cleaner and it’s the BEST vacuum cleaner I’ve EVER owned! It picks up everything! I have a rottweiler and a mastiff, so I’ve got dog hair all over my place and it picks it up. I’ve even spilled one of their dog food bowls and was able to pick it all up using my Shark.
I keep hearing good things about the Shark. I will have to investigate!
Pet Vac says
The Shark Truepet vacuum cleaners are my choice, specially the Shark Rotator NV752.
Rhian Westbury says
The amount of hair a dog sheds would definitely be something I’d take into consideration. I have a really good hoover but my flat gets messy enough without animals x
Pets are good for some but not for others. I think you need to have a good size home in order to have a pet.
Planet Jodie says
I have two breeds of spaniel – one we regularly cut and the other who you just need to stroke and she seems to moult! Between my long hair everywhere and the dogs, it is a nightmare. We hoover almost every other day if we can x
I totally understand this!
Sarah Bailey says
The Dyson vacuums are good, I had one at one point, though it wasn’t the specific pet vacuum. The Shark pet vacuum is also a good one.
I’ve not heard of the Shark one before!
Miracle Max says
My Sister has a Bichon Frise and she swears by her Henry hoover. Jo x
We have something in common. The Henry has done a good job.
I’ve always fancied getting one of those Henry vacuum cleaners as they always sound good x
my one has worked really well. I’m just looking for one that’s not pull along. Henry is fantastic though.
Superb Cleaning says
The Dyson Vacuum cleaner is the most reliable on the market, I totally recommend them! I use one of these for the last two years and I am more than satisfied.
Thanks for the advice! I have some time before I get a new one but it’s good to here what others think.
Danasia, I totally agree: the Shark is awesome! I don’t have experience with any other modern vacuums, but I just don’t see how anything can top the Shark. Great on pet hair, too!