This is my 5th dyson vacuum I have owned, and after using it for a few months, I decided to write a review, though I typically never do this, but I do read the reviews. I am glad I still kept my old dyson vacuum on top of buying this one. This one has some great features, it maneuvers around wonderfully and the filters are very easy to clean and its very sleek looking, however, it does not pick up the great at all to be honest. I have a long hair dog, only one in the home. I vacuum probably 2 to 3 times a day as I am pretty picky about hair and stuff, and with my Dyson DC 24 I only have to sweep over an area once, with this one, it is at least 2-3 times and then it sorta picks things up. I am not at all impressed with the suction power of this machine. My advice would be to buy an older animal dyson vacuum. This one also is a little more lightweight which is good. I have sworn by Dyson for a long time. My husband also says the same thing, it doesnt pick up too great at all. I am just trying to be honest.