Find the Best Vacuum for Dog Hair in 2017

Hairy dogWe love our pets but hate the hair they leave on our floors and furniture. If you’re a dog owner you know having a good vacuum to clean up after them is essential. Pet Hair HQ is here to help you find the best vacuum for dog hair for your home today. And don't worry if you also have a cat - many of these vacuums are equally good for cat hair but you should narrow your choice down to one of the vacuums with a HEPA filter. (Cat dander is more of an airborne problem than dog dander and a HEPA will catch more of it.)

With all the vacuum cleaners for pet hair available today it can be a bit overwhelming trying to decide between the various modelsfeatures, and prices.  The great news for you is we have spent many months reviewing cleaners and checking out everything there is to know about the best vacuums for pet hair in 2017. We can save you a lot of time and effort and help make this decision as easy as possible.

Unique Comparison Tool

We find it helpful to be able to see the key features of different products side by side so we’ve created this user-friendly comparison tool. We've done the time-consuming job of gathering all the most crucial data and you can just drag and drop any combination of vacuums you like onto this table and compare their most important features side by side.

Compare Best Selling Vacuums for Pet Hair

Name/Image: Brand:Rating:Type:Price:Power:Capacity:Filter:Key Tool:Cord:Battery:Weight:Storage:Warranty:




  • Rocket HV382 TruePet with DuoCleanRocket HV382 TruePet with DuoClean
  • Rotator NV752 Powered Lift-Away TruePetRotator NV752 Powered Lift-Away TruePet
  • WindTunnel 3 Pro Pet Bagless UprightWindTunnel 3 Pro Pet Bagless Upright
  • Ball Animal 2 UprightBall Animal 2 Upright
  • Navigator Freestyle Cordless Stick VacuumNavigator Freestyle Cordless Stick Vacuum
  • PowerGlide Pet Vacuum 1646PowerGlide Pet Vacuum 1646
  • Linx BH50010 Cordless Stick VacuumLinx BH50010 Cordless Stick Vacuum
  • V6 Animal Cord FreeV6 Animal Cord Free
  • C3 Complete Cat and DogC3 Complete Cat and Dog
  • Mighty Mite Pet Lover (F3684)Mighty Mite Pet Lover (F3684)
  • Cinetic Big Ball Animal CanisterCinetic Big Ball Animal Canister
  • Progressive Canister Vacuum 21614Progressive Canister Vacuum 21614

Rocket HV382 TruePet with DuoClean

Shark 4 Star Average Rating StickMid-Price600W0.25 gallons2 washable, non-HEPATruePet Motorized Brush30 ftn/a9.9 lbsWall mount5 yearsview pricefull review

Rotator NV752 Powered Lift-Away TruePet

Shark5 Star Average Rating UprightMid-Price1200W0.82 gallonsHEPA with complete sealTruePet Motorized Brush 30 ftn/a15.4 lbs46"(h) x 12"(w) x 13"(d)7 yearsview pricefull review

WindTunnel 3 Pro Pet Bagless Upright

Hoover4 Star Average Rating UprightBudget1400W0.37 gallonsCarbon and HEPA filtersPet upholstery tool and pet turbo tool27 ftn/a17 lbs.34.25"(h) x 12.5"(w) x 16.5"(d) 2 yearsview pricefull review

Ball Animal 2 Upright

Dyson4.5 Star Average Rating Upright (bagless)Premium1400W0.55 gallonswhole machine HEPA filtrationTangle Free Turbine Tool35 ftn/a17.4 lbs42”(h) x15.4”(w) x13.4”(d)5 years view pricefull review

Navigator Freestyle Cordless Stick Vacuum

Shark4 Star Average Rating UprightPremium14.4v nickel metal hydride battery 0.29 gallons non-HEPA, foam and mesh filter Motorized 2-speed cyclonic brush designed to lift pet hair 15 min run time7.5lbs10.5 x 9.6 x 46 inches 1 year limited view pricefull review

PowerGlide Pet Vacuum 1646

Bissell4 Star Average Rating UprightBudget1200W0.26 gallons2 x washable, non-HEPAPet TurboEraser27 ftn/a16.3 lbs35”(h) x 12”(w) x 14”(d)5 years view pricefull review

Linx BH50010 Cordless Stick Vacuum

Hoover4 Star Average Rating StickMid-Priced18v Lithium Ion batteries0.23 gallons non-HEPA Cyclonic filter technology no added tools or attachmentsRun time : 15-20 mins; Charge : 3 hours7.3 lbs 24.8 “x 10.4” x 8”2 yearsview pricefull review

V6 Animal Cord Free

Dyson4.5 Star Average Rating StickPremium21.6v, 2100 mAh0.10 gallonsnon-HEPA, certified asthma and allergy-friendly filtermini motorized pet tool run - 20 min; charge - 3.5 hours4.87 lbs wall mount, 47.6” x 9.8” x 8.18”2 yearsview pricefull review

C3 Complete Cat and Dog

Miele5 Star Average Rating Canister (bagged)Premium1200W1.18 gallons Miele HEPA Active Air Clean filter (a HEPA filter with charcoal layers for eliminating odors)Hand held Turbo Brush head 24.6 ft 12 lbs19.2”(l) 8.9”(w) x 10.8”(d)7 years (casing and motor)view pricefull review

Mighty Mite Pet Lover (F3684)

Eureka4 Star Average Rating CanisterBudget1400W0.65 gallonsHEPA Eureka PET Power Paw tool20ft8.6 lbs17.5”(l) x 11.3”(h) x9”(d)1 year limited view pricefull review

Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister

Dyson4.5 Star Average Rating CanisterPremium1400W0.42 gallonsHEPA, filter-less filtration systemturbine tool for pet hair on floors/furniture21.3 ftn/a17.64 lbs15.7”(h) x 13.7”(w) x 12.1”(d)5 years view pricefull review

Progressive Canister Vacuum 21614

Progressive Canister Vacuum 216144 Star Average Rating Canister (bagged)1320 Watts0.79 gallonsHEPAPet Power Mate28 feet 23 lbs1 year limitedview pricefull review

A new vacuum is an investment in your home and yourself

Get the right vacuum now and you will minimize the amount of time you spend cleaning up after your pet, freeing you up to do the things you want to do.
You’re going to be using your new vacuum on a regular basis for the next few years, so it’s essential that you make the right choice now. And that’s why we’re here!

We’ve checked out the best budget, best premium and best selling vacuums for each style of cleaner – and our summary of the best Upright, Stick, Canister vacuums for dog hair is below. You can also check out our reviews of the Best Handheld Vacuum for pet hair and the Best Roomba for pet hair. This was a big undertaking but we like to be thorough – both with our cleaning and our reviewing! If you want more help deciding which is the best style vacuum for you why not check out our handy Buyers Guide where we go into more detail about the various vacuum types, with tips to help you decide which style is right for you.

The Best Upright, Stick and Canister Vacuums for Dog Hair on the Market Today

Upright Vacuums

This is the classic style of vacuum that our grandparents will have used and to this day it’s still the most popular style of vacuum.

Of course a lot has changed over the years and the technology has improved enormously – particularly when it comes to cleaning up the mess left by our pets.

Here are 5 of the best upright vacuums for pet hair you can buy in 2017.