Best Vacuum for Dog Hair: Upright


"If your preference is for  the best upright dog hair vacuum, then this is your list. Every model on this page has received an excellent grade by Consumer Reports magazine for picking up dog hair."


The vacuums below are ranked in order, first for ability to pick up dog hair, and then based on other performance measures with the best overall vacuum (eg; The Miele Twist) ranked at the top of the list.

Best Vacuum for Dog Hair Upright Models


Dog Hair Vacuum Review


Miele Twist 57210
Top rating for pet hair by Consumer Reports
This vacuum has a patented SwivelNeck(TM) which allows steering in all directions. It is only 22 pounds has top reviews on many consumer websites. The higher priced Miele 7260 Cat and Dog is also a good choice with top ratings for pet hair, bare floors and carpet.

Miele Twist
miele dog vacuum

$429 at

Kenmore Intuition 31100 - Consumer Reports #1 Best Buy for Performance and Value The Kenmore Intuition is a long time Consumer Reports Best Buy, which according to the magazine means that is has the best blend of performance and price. It has received excellent ratings for pet hair and a very good rating for carpet and wood floors.

Tip: A money saving alternative that also receives high ratings is the Kenmore Progressive 31069 which is excellent for dog hair pickup and available for almost half the price of the 31100 for similar performance.

Kenmore Progressive 31069

kenmore 31069 dog hair vacuum

$279.99 from
Hoover Windtunnel Max UH30600 (Consumer Reports Best Value)
The Hoover WindTunnel Max is also a top rated dog hair vacuum. It is a Consumer Reports best value model with all of the performance of many higher priced options. It is rated excellent for picking up dog hair and is very good on carpets.

Hoover WindTunnel Max
hoover windtunnel max vacuum

$178.69 from Amazon
Eureka Boss Smart Vac 4870
The Eureka Boss is another value priced, top rated model. It has a powerful rotating brush which does an excellent job of picking up dog hair. It is excellent for picking up dog hair, for cleaning carpets and for vacuuming wood floors.

Eureka Boss Smart Vac
dog hair vacuum by eureka max

$139.98 from


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