Best hoover with a golden retriever

(34 Posts)
Hjb2410 Sat 29-Dec-18 15:12:16

Hi all
We have an 11 month old golden retriever and our current hoover which has just broken (a dyson) couldn't cope with picking up pet hair.

I'm wondering if anyone can advise of a good hoover for a long haired dog and any to avoid!

Thank you in advance!

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LEMtheoriginal Sat 29-Dec-18 15:13:26

Take him with you and see what suits him best.

acatcalledjohn Sat 29-Dec-18 15:17:09

Take him with you and see what suits him best.


I recommend a Miele C3 Cat & Dog. It has an attachment for pet hair and hoovering the carpet upstairs is now a doddle compared to before. I never thought I'd spend £200 odd on a hoover, but if you have pets it's so worth it.

totallyliterally Sat 29-Dec-18 15:23:11

Shark duo lift off pet. I own 2 dysons and neither pick up dog hair. The shark does.

userofthiswebsite Sat 29-Dec-18 15:24:46

Please post photos grin

ScreamingBadSanta Sat 29-Dec-18 15:31:53


I'm following this thread as I also have a long-haired dog (and a cat). Could I ask you, do you find the turbo-brush on the Miele becomes clogged with hair?

Ethel80 Sat 29-Dec-18 15:34:24

We've got a Miele cat and dog upright. It was expensive but it's 8 years old now and still great. It can be a pain to get the bags because I always forget to order them online and only John Lewis sell them locally.


Doggydoggydoggy Sat 29-Dec-18 15:46:47

I have a black cordless vax with dustracker head.
I can’t remember the actual model but it’s very good.

You do have to clear the brush bar very regularly though as it clogs up with hair shockingly fast.

RedRiverHog Sat 29-Dec-18 16:08:16

I have two Goldie's and recently got a shark cordless. It needs emptying constantly but picks up so much more hair than my Dyson. I think the lift away has a larger bin.

Knowivedonewrong Sat 29-Dec-18 16:38:48

Retriever here too. Shark cordless is good.

FairfaxAikman Sat 29-Dec-18 16:45:49

Labrador owner here - so same level of shed if not quite as long.

We recently replaced our Vax with a Shark Loftaway Duo pet. Best move ever. Had to empty four times just doing the ground floor - which shows how little the Vax was picking up in comparison.

whateveryousay Sat 29-Dec-18 17:14:33

Retriever and German Shepherd owner here. My Miele Cat and Dog is my most treasured possession 😂

acatcalledjohn Sat 29-Dec-18 17:34:58

@ScreamingBadSanta It does, but you are supposed to take it apart and clean/clear it from time to time. Nothing a small pair of scissors can't manage.

IMO it's a small price to pay for easy vacuuming.

Bags are easy to get for this model too. I get them from Amazon when needed.

ScreamingBadSanta Sat 29-Dec-18 17:47:51

That's useful to know, thank you. I once bought a Vax wet and dry vacuum with a roller that broke on first use as it couldn't cope with the pet hair! Fortunately I was able to return it as it had been advertised as being ideal for pet hair.

Cassiacassie Sat 29-Dec-18 18:07:32

You have to post a picture of your dog if you talk about them grin

Santaissleepingoffmincepies Sat 29-Dec-18 18:09:04

Your ddog is your hoover!!

ischristmasoveryet Sat 29-Dec-18 18:12:44

Miele Cat and Dog.

Other than that my dog IS my hoover 😂

Hjb2410 Sat 29-Dec-18 18:15:09

Thanks everyone for your replies.

I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one struggling with goldie fur! Been looking at the sharks but not sure which one, am I best getting a cordless one rather than one with a cord?

Please see attached picture of the little munchkin smile

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acatcalledjohn Sat 29-Dec-18 18:15:16

This is what the pet attachment looks like. With a small coin or butter knife you undo the orange screws and remove the cover in order to clean it/remove tangled hair.

Mine needs a clean, but after hosting the in-laws for the last week I'm allowing myself some time off.

ScreamingBadSanta Sat 29-Dec-18 18:16:25

That looks very sturdy.

Hjb2410 Sat 29-Dec-18 18:16:29

Munchkin photo as promised smile

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ScreamingBadSanta Sat 29-Dec-18 18:17:15

He's beautiful!

Cassiacassie Sat 29-Dec-18 18:18:12


Hjb2410 Sun 30-Dec-18 13:41:08

@RedRiverHog @Knowivedonewrong
The shark cordless do you find hair gets trapped and stuck?

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madmum5811 Sun 30-Dec-18 13:46:12

I bought the vax with two dogs. Friend bought the Shark, she said it cannot cope with one dog.

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