We are the proud owners of a delightful golden retriever; she is very loving, always at the door to greet us when we arrive home. She is also an incredibly efficient hair-producing machine. Her hair is always everywhere, I’m certain her allergy-inducing dander is too. We’ve been using an old TriStar Cyclonic vacuum and a much newer Miele Platinum canister vacuum; they’re both good vacuums. I recently succumbed to Dyson’s TV advertising blitz. I purchased the original Dyson DC07 Animal. Folks this thing is really impressive, it handles our dog’s long hair and has picked up pounds of fine dust/dirt, in our carpets, that the other vacuums obviously missed. If you have a long-haired pet be sure to check out the Dyson Animal.