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If you’re on the market for a powerful, pet-hair tackling vacuum, one that can handle the day-to-day as well—the best vacuum cleaner for the job is a Dyson Animal 2. Not only are you handling Dyson’s signature suction power, but it also comes with tools and features that make lifting pet hair off of carpets and furniture as easy as it does vacuuming debris. Although, for allergy sufferers, you’ll want to look into our Dyson ball allergy review.

Related: In case you like this unit, you may also read the Bissell Biggreen Commercial BG1001 review

Why We Like It – Dyson Animal 2

One of the most powerful vacuums on our list, with such powerful suction to handle pet hair, dirt and dust on almost any surface, a plethora of tools to use, and allergen-capturing capabilities. Could it possibly be the finest Dyson vacuum?

  • Dyson’s signature suction power
  • Excellent against pet hair
  • Captures allergens; HEPA filtration system
  • A bit expensive
  • A little heavy

Related: We highly recommend the Bissell Canister Vacuum review


Dyson is no slouch when it comes to suction power; Animal 2 is no exception. It’s among the strongest of the Dyson upright vacuum cleaners, with suction research of ASTM F558. Thanks to its radial root cyclone technology, it’s designed to manipulate airflow for a better, more powerful suction. And with that power comes great responsibility, one that deeply cleans carpets both thick and thin, shaggy or pile carpet, hard flooring, and especially tough against pet hair. Part of that power comes from its self-adjusting cleaner head, which seals in its suction power. It also picks up allergens, with a HEPA filter system, like the Shark Navigator Vacuum Cleaner.


What’s so great about the Dyson Animal 2 is its maneuverability. Sure, it’s a bit heavy at 17.42 lbs—the Bissell Cleanview beats it by half a pound at 17.94—but it makes up for it with Dyson’s signature Ball technology. With just a simple turn of your wrist, you can make hard turns around corners with extreme ease. And bin emptying is as easy as pressing a small button. It comes with several tools: a tangle-free turbine tool that uses counter-rotating brush heads to prevent wrap-around, a stair tool, combination tool, soft dusting brush, articulating hard floor tool, multi-angle brush, reach under tool, and even a mattress tool.


There’s a lot of value packed into the Dyson Animal 2. Its cost is a bit on the expensive side—typically twice as much as most vacuums on our list—but definitely worth the cost. For starters, it’s Dyson. Their name is synonymous with powerful vacuums. It’s versatile, with an emphasis on tackling pet hair. And it comes with so many tools, not just two or three. You’ll better understand its power if you review Dyson Ball Animal 2 for yourself, and may earn the spot as your favorite vacuum cleaner. But if you’re on a budget, the Eureka PowerSpeed Lite.

Dyson Animal 2 Wrap Up

Its weight and price aside, the Dyson Animal 2 does so much that you’ll be happy you spent the money. Dyson continues to make some of the most powerful vacuums in the universe. If you have allergies or pets, this is the vacuum for you. The Dyson Animal 2 will be the only vacuum you need. And a 5-year warranty is always nice.