Review: Dyson V6 Animal #DysonDogs

We received a Dyson Animal vacuum for our review. As always, DogTipper only shares products that we use with our own pets. All statements and opinions are entirely our own.

We all know that pets = pet hair. With two large dogs and four cats in our home, pet hair is a fact of life in our household.

Screen Shot 2015-11-27 at 8.39.22 PMWhether you’re looking for a gift for your favorite pet lover or a way to clean your home top to bottom in advance of holiday guests, we can definitely recommend the new Dyson V6 Animal, a cordless vacuum that combines the well-known suction of a Dyson with the ease of a cordless.

As our regular readers know, I have asthma — so I work to keep our home as dust/dander free as possible through frequent vacuuming. One of the biggest challenges for me has always been our staircases. We have two: one leading to my office and one to John’s office. Each of these staircases becomes a cascade of fur without frequent vacuuming–but hauling a vacuum up the stairs is out of the question. In the past, I’ve swept the fur and dirt down the stairs, one step at a time, and vacuumed the mess on the ground floor. While that worked, it meant airborne dust all the way down…

The Dyson V6 Animal made it super simple for me to vacuum the staircases! The vacuum is lightweight and well-balanced, easy to carry from step to step. The battery can provide up to 20 minutes of vacuum time before it begins to fade. Along with the stairs, I also tried out the V6 Animal on my office carpet and was impressed! The reason: the vacuum has a motor in the brush bar.

Screen Shot 2015-11-27 at 8.46.36 PMAlong with vacuuming floors, the vacuum can also be used for cleaning upholstery or even car interiors. Remove the wand and the tools attach directly to the cyclone for vacuuming that loose fur from the cargo area of your car!

When all that vacuuming is done, the V6 Animal has another special feature that I really appreciated: hygienic bin emptying. To empty the dust and fur, just push a button and let the dirt drop directly out, hands-free.

A big paws up for the Dyson V6 Animal!

The Dyson V6 Animal comes with a two-year parts and labor warranty and is priced at $499.99. For more information, visit

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