Dyson Stick Vacuum Cleaner Review

Dyson Stick Vacuum Cleaner Review

We love our furry friends to bits but we can all say that having pet hair on every surface in your home is not a welcoming sight.

With the ​Dyson Animal Cordless Vacuum Cleaner, that’s no longer a concern. Designed specifically for getting into the tough spots and sucking up all the pet fur - the Dyson is the best stick vacuum for pet hair of any kind.

​Product Specs

Vacuum Type:



Cordless Stick Vacuum

​8.8 lbs

​Motorized floor tool, Crevice tool & Combination tool, NMC Battery

Dyson are innovative vacuum cleaner manufacturers, always seeking to fashion products that will please their customers.

Dyson understands the trouble all pet owners go through and this is their solution. Let’s take a look at what reviewers have to say about the Dyson Animal stick vacuum.

What We Like About The Dyson Animal Stick Vacuum

How effective is the battery life on the ​Dyson Animal Cordless Vacuum Cleaner? Reviewers have mixed feelings about the battery life.

Good Battery Recharge Time

For standard use, only on hard wood floors, most users can get around 20 minutes of battery life. Of course, you’ll be using your stick vacuum for more than just bare floors.

Taking 3.5 hours to recharge your stick vacuum, this is one of the faster charging cordless stick vacuums. Other cordless vacuums can take anywhere between 4 and 9 hours to recharge!

Dyson Animal Stick Vacuum

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So, despite the relatively short battery life, it recharges a lot faster than other models so you can get back to vacuuming quicker than before.

Good At Cleaning Dirt And Pet Hair

Brilliantly crafted, reviewers are pleased that the Dyson Animal stick vacuum lives up to its reputation in its ability to pick up all the dirt and pet hair.

The direct-drive cleaner head on the Dyson stick vacuum drives the bristles of the brush roll deep into the carpet. This helps to lift all the dirt out of the fibers of the carpet for a deep clean.

Easy To Clean Stairs

Stairs are easier to clean than ever with the highly maneuverable stick vacuum head. There’s no excuse for not doing the stairs anymore.

Weighing in at only 5 pounds, the Dyson Animal is lighter than most cordless vacuums so you can carry your stick vacuum up the stairs without much effort.

Swivel Steering

Reviewers are excited by the swivel steering included in the Dyson animal cordless stick vacuum. The swivel steering allows the vacuum head to move in any direction without resistance.

You can even clean underneath furniture without moving the furniture out of the way. It can’t get any easier than that!

Handheld Mode

The easy conversion of the stick vacuum into handheld mode has all reviewers eager to get to cleaning. Now you can have just one cleaning appliance instead of a separate hand vacuum.

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Remove dirt, pet hair and other debris from tight spaces by detaching the hand vacuum from the handle. Got pet hair on the upholstery? Instead of moving the entire vacuum onto the furniture, just remove the hand vacuum and suck up all the pet hair.

The stiff nylon bristles of the brush roll really digs in, making it a great choice for removing pet hair and ground in dirt.

What We Don’t Like About The Dyson Animal Stick Vacuum

As magnificent as the Dyson Animal stick Vacuum is at cleaning, there are quite a few negatives that some reviewers were more than ready to share.

Short Battery Life

On full power, the battery life is only 7 minutes which is quite low. So long as you are conservative with how you use your stick vacuum, you can get more than 7 minutes of battery life.

However, the maximum battery life is about 20 minutes if you’re very careful. So altogether, you can expect about less than 20 minutes of usage from your vacuum.

Small Cleaning Head

The width of the cleaning head is only 8 inches, a lot smaller than regular stick vacuum cleaners. This means that a lot more passes will need to be made to clean the same area.

For a vacuum that already has a relatively low battery run time, this has caused some angry reviews since it is taking a much longer time to clean the house.

Small Dust Container

The dust container is quite small too, filling up at around the same time that the battery dies.

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This isn’t necessarily a bad thing as most reviewers tend to just pick up the dust canister and empty it into the bin while the vacuum is charging.

Gets Clogged Easily

For a stick vacuum that is intended for cleaning up pet hair, reviewers are frustrated that the brush roll gets clogged with pet hair and long human hair too easily.

The brush roll needs to be removed often and the debris picked out or hair cut out. Without frequent maintenance, the Dyson Animal cordless stick vacuum will barely be able to pick up pet hair.


Now the biggest turn off when it comes to the Dyson Animal cordless stick vacuum is the price.

​This is on the pricey end of vacuum cleaners. So, unless you are absolutely sure this is the right stick vacuum for you, careful consideration will be required.

Buyer’s Advice

As mentioned earlier, the price tag on the Dyson Animal cordless stick vacuum is through the roof.

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The purpose of the Dyson is to clean pet hair more efficiently but it clogs easily on pet hair which is not what we would like to see. And considering its below average battery life, it does not seem to be worth the trouble to purchase such an expensive vacuum cleaner.

So, unless you really want the Dyson Animal cordless stick vacuum, it may be better to go with a cheaper alternative.


If you are only planning on using the Dyson Animal Cordless Vacuum Cleaner for the odd job of cleaning up pet hair, then it is more than adequate at keeping your furniture clean.

However, unless you are really invested in buying the Dyson Animal stick vacuum just for pet hair, it is not as efficient at cleaning large homes.

Once again, we cannot stress enough how important it is for you to consider how often and for what purpose you plan to use your stick vacuum for. Always bear this in mind when purchasing new stick vacuums. All the best with your purchasing!

​Why Buy?

​Easy to use and interchangeable, this vacuum is great for ​removing pet hair and dirt for ​carpet, hardwood ​floors and stairs.

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