Dyson Pet Vacuum – DC78 Animal Review


About a month ago I received the Dyson DC78 – Animal vacuum. Wow. I’d always heard about Dyson being a ‘better vacuum’ but come on. It’s a vacuum. How much better can it really be and is a Dyson pet vacuum really worth that extra money?

After a solid 2 months of using the vacuum, I can assure you person searching the internet, the answer is yes.Dyson Pet Vacuum - DC78 Animal Review

In my previous Dyson post and Dyson DC78 unboxing video, I highlighted what you get in the box and some of the unique technology that is available in the Dyson DC78 Vacuum. The completely lack of any filters to wash, replace and remove is a real time saver. I wish it fell out of the cleaning tube a little better, but more about that later.

I have a golden lab and a cat. Pictured in cute fur ball, tail attacking, fashion here.. I also have long blond hair. This means Hair. Hair on your pants, Hair on the floor, Hair on the Furniture, Hair on the Animals. I have used a few types of pet vacuums before, but the DYSON pet Vacuum has a few big differences.

The Dyson Dc78 includes some amazing tools to help deal with this, tools that previous vacuums I’ve had just could not compete with. The turbine tool, a tangle free suck up hair tool is a real life saver on anything that has hair. My long blond hair on the floor included.


The Groom tool? The puppy loves it! Stop the problem before it starts! It’s like a puppy spa for him and it sucks the hair right away from the brush. Just like a brush you use to brush your dog anytime, but the push of the button sucks all the hair right into the canister of the vacuum. I’ve also used this when the dog gets into branches and burs outside. Problem solved. If only I could get the cat to sit still and let me vacuum her. Lost cause there I think. 🙂

You can easily get around with the Dyson Ball technology. The canister glides along behind you and its light enough that you can lift it up stairs. I’m not a huge fan of canisters vacuums but found that this one easily pulled along behind you.balltech

The retractable cord is great. One button push and it pulls back in. Better than wrapping it around something or having cord all over the place.

I also really really enjoy that I can go from carpet to hardwood floor (my house has lots of both) without switching or playing with things, or hearing any kind of protest from the vacuum. Its a seamless transition.

My least favorite part of this vacuum is the dust removal. You push a button to easily remove the canister section from the rest of the container and then you push another button to open the bottom of the canister. And before you say woah, dirty much… The vacuum is THAT good. There will be lots and lots of dust and hair in there because the vacuum does such an awesome job…. But, the hair sticks in there. You can kind of bang the edge of it a few times and hope a bunch of the clumps fall into the garbage can. I usually use someone else to help me use a small purple tool located on the site of the canister to help “pull out” the hair that has stuck around the edge of the vacuum.



Dyson DC78 Animal Review – Pros and Cons

Retractable Cord
Easy to use and pull around – Ball Technology
Hardwood to Carpet Easily
Great Dyson Pet Vacuum. Awesome on pet/human hair.

Lots of dust you have to remove 🙂
Have to ‘use your hand’ /tool feature to remove the dust.


Dyson Dc78 and Box

The +Dyson Cinetic DC78 retails for $699.99 and the Dyson Cinetic DC78 Animal retails for $799.99. Both come with a five-year parts and labor warranty. You can purchase directly from DysonCanada.ca or from retailers.

Disclosure: Dyson Canada compensated me for this review. My opinions posted here, as always, are my own.

#technology   #pets #vacuum #dyson   #review   #blog


  1. Jitendra Vyas says

    he he

  2. Fahad Albusaidy says


  3. Saurabh Manucha says

    Great to know you love this product. Made in #Great Britain.

  4. richard brooks says

    How many pets will the Dyson suck up? And is there any tech built inb to stop cats and dogs fighting in the dust trap?

  5. Dimosthenis Dimopoulos says

    πολυ ομορφη φωτο καλο βραδυ Amanta !!!!!!!!

  6. Ambra Vanderpool says

    Irony…I just got one of these and have yet to use it. It would appear that I made a sound investment

  7. Juan B says

    I agree. pets or not pets, Dyson is a real #Animal  when it comes to vacuuming! I love mine.

  8. Tuan Pham says


  9. Sashtavtar K says

    pets are our family! nothing less than our kids!

  10. Phillip Sugg says

    + Amanda Blain the closest thing I've gotten to compensation for a review was my money back after writing a bad review on NewEgg for a tuner card. 😛

  11. Robert Smith says

    I've personally tried a dyson. I wasn't that impressed when compared with competitors tested by consumer reports. The price is also a con.

  12. Brian Peters says

    I have an older (non ball) Dyson Animal. It really sucks!
    It works great. A little heavy, but at the time, no more so than any other 12 amp motor.
    If you go heavy duty, and they are all pretty heavy a Dyson isn't bad.

  13. Stephen Russell says

    Have had one for 3-4 years now and it is top notch.  It was costly but the performance compared to other bag less is so much better.  Easier clean up in empty of container out side.  No having to knock the dust off the hepa filter of old version either.  

    Yes it costs more because it is better.  Like a BMW costs more than VW.            

  14. Brian Peters says

    + Stephen Russell I am lucky enough to have an small air compressor. I just blow out the filter once in a while. Some just wash it and let it dry.
    I also use a Roomba in a daily basis. Great for under the furniture. 

  15. Bettie Page says

    I LOVE my + Dyson ! I had one (forget the model 🙁 ) that I lost in the flood from Hurricane Sandy. I was more upset about losing that than I was some of the other stuff I lost!  It wasn't until last year that I was able to replace it and I ended up with the DC78 Animal and I love that one too! They were/are both the best vacuum's I've ever used and I've used many.

    Note: I am NOT being compensated. I just love the product :P.

  16. Paty Arias says

    pero son bellos los animales

  17. doug briggs says

    Nice! Problem solved!

  18. doug briggs says

    Ya baby! Dyson has my vote! Lol

  19. Brenda Henderson says

    Does UT really works well for pet hair

  20. Philip Setnik says

    This model seems to be Canadian-only, for which I'm sure you're all sorry.  But is there an equivalent model in 'Murica?

  21. Robert Smith says

    + Stephen Russell according to consumer reports its only BMW pricing

  22. Chad Haney says

    I don't have enough carpeting to justify the cost. Where we do have carpeting, my dog frosts it with fur. I've been looking at their small portable vacuum. Even that is pricey. Hmm, we'll see.

  23. Brian Peters says
  24. Martin Jones says

    I've had a Dyson for about 13 years and it's still going strong.

  25. Chyrell Roberts says


  26. Philip Setnik says

    + Brian Peters Ah, thank you for that.  It seems that's an upright, although that's not a deal-breaker.  I've always preferred uprights anyway.

  27. عیسی بهبودی says


  28. Amadou Diallo says

    tres bien

  29. Brian Peters says

    + Martin Jones You probably have the same (purple) model that I have.
    Pricy, but runs great.

  30. Martin Jones says

    I think it's a DC14 + Brian Peters.

  31. Amanda Blain says

    This is the Canadian version folks… not sure of the american one .. it looks like a similar one has actually not been released yet. I'll let you know. 

  32. Colt Musta says

    Lets love all the animals they're love us all but rememba one thing you is telling the truth?

  33. Brandon F says

    Got the Animal, it kicks ass. I want the new cordless one with digital motor now too.

    Great products no question; but do they really need to be so pricey? Firm believer in you get what you pay for, that's the only reason we made the investment initially. After having it for a while now I would no doubt by another though.

  34. Erika Bordones says

    Que bella se parece a mí gorda

  35. Erika Bordones says

    Que bella se parece a mí gorda

  36. David Cox says

    Dam you sell those things or what? You're right! Excellent design, efficient, ergonomic, look cool. ….

  37. David Cox says

    Dam you sell those things or what? You're right! Excellent design, efficient, ergonomic, look cool. ….

  38. Shadev Clarke says


  39. Brian Peters says

    Yes, the Dyson will work well on picking up hay.

  40. moehier udhien says


  41. Baptista Jose Colher says


  42. Baptista Jose Colher says


  43. Amir Sahra says

    امشب سوم امام حسینه 
    به همه تسلیت میگم

  44. Shadev Clarke says

    you dog egg bright doe

  45. tanya says

    My dog needs this. He sheds sooo much.

  46. heidi c. says

    I need one of these for our 2 long-haired cats and constantly shedding pug!

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.