Dyson have set out to confuse me. They have multiple models, and I don't know which is better for me!
I have long piled carpets, and a hairy lab. I was advised in a shop to go for 41, but not sure??
Currently have Miele Cat and Dog, and its crap. I need more suction (Miele needs me on my hands and knees with the upholstery brush to make a decent job of things). I don't know what I should be looking for....
We recently got the animal 41 and it's brilliant on carpet, I love it!!! It's not that great on the laminate floor but fit for purpose. We had a pull along VAX before which was rubbish, I am amazed at the suction on the dyson, our bedroom carpet is crap and the VAX couldn't even pick up threads or my hair - the first vacuum with the dyson we got a whole cannister of dust/hair/general muck off the floor just from the one room - the carpet looked like new!!!!
I LOVE my dyson animal but it's an old model which I dont thimk they do any more. I have long thick curly hair which gets everywhere - the Henry couldn't deal with it at all. You wouldn't believe what came off the carpet when I first used the Dyson. Had it a year and still love it.
I just got a 39 last week. I have a hairy weimaraner. Not seen a dog hair on my cream carpet since. I find it great. I also traded in my old vaccum and got it for £239 from £279 at argos. I had meant to buy the ball one but just stuck with what I had.
The chap in our local (independent) electrical shop says dont buy anything other than a Sebo. There is an animal model. Also, am a member of a dog rescue forum and the Sebo gets recommended time after time on there.
Was sure it was the carpet/dog combination and figured that surely to Miele couldn't be that shit... Well. It was.
No more hands and knees hoovering for me!!! I don't mind hoovering daily, I do object to having to do it on hands and knees and spending 2 hours to do a whole house (small 3 bed semi not Buckingham Palace!)
DP has hoovered the whole house in 25 mins and it was effortless! Yippeeeeee!
I have a DC33 which i have used daily for almost 2 years and recently got the handheld digital slim animal DC35.
I find both deal well with dogs hair/toddler mess on cream carpets (long and short pile) and laminate but since getting the handheld i use that much more as it's so quick and easy to use with just as good suction as the big dyson. I would recommend getting one with a turbo brush head thing as it makes getting dog hair off the stairs easier.
There's a comparison tool on the Dyson site that may help you decide? Looks like the DC41 is more powerful, has more capacity and cord reach but is heavier...