The Dyson DC17 Animal is an all floors upright vacuum cleaners with the super powerful Advanced Dyson Level 3 Root Cyclone technology that is especially useful if you find that your pets are leaving fur all over your house.
As has become the norm in these upright vacuums, the DC17 Animal has the quick draw telescopic reach “wand” with mini-turbine head and a low-reach floor tool (to make it easier to clean under your furniture without having to move the furniture itself). The mini-turbine is excellent at stripping away the dirt and pet hairs on your sofa, curtains, stairs, your car, confined spaces, in fact just about anywhere. This head attaches easily to the hose or wand.
The dust bin is a generous 5/8 gallon, and the DC17 Animal comes with lifetime washable HEPA filters which means that even the smallest particles are sucked away by your vacuum cleaner.
As with all upright and canister vacuums from Dyson, you have a 5 year parts and labor warranty, giving you peace of mind with your purchase.
There are a number of accessories that you can buy for your DC17 Animal, including:
- the Flexi-Crevice tool, which is a brush attachment for tight spaces.
- mini turbine head
- Mattress tool – with a wide head for easy cleaning of dirt, dust, mites etc., from your mattress and pillows.
- Soft dusting brush for fans, blinds etc.
Dyson DC17 All Floors
Also available is the DC17 All Floors model. This upright vacuum is a little cheaper than the Animal model, but has a similar feature set including:
- Level 3 Root Cyclone technology.
- Quick Draw telescopic “Reach Wand”.
- Easy and hygienic emptying of the waste bin.
- Lifetime washable HEPA filters.
- Fingertip brush bar control.
- Certified asthma and allergy friendly.
- 220 Air Watts suction power.
- Fixed wheel movement.
- motorized brushbar.
- stair tool, brush tool & crevice tool.
- 51 ft maximum reach.
- 20.79 lb (9.45Kg).
If you have pets and have to worry about Pet hair, consider the DC17 Animal instead of the DC17 All Floors. The Animal model can clean all floor types as well.
Dyson DC17 Animal & DC17 All Floors Customer Reviews
If you own either of the models featured on this page, we would love to hear your views on it. Scroll to the bottom of the page and leave a rating and your thoughts on the machine.
Over at Amazon, the DC17 Animal has received mainly positive reviews, with 354 customers (at the time of writing this) awarding the DC17 Animal a healthy 4 out of 5 stars.
What customers liked:
- accessories fit nice and tight.
- amazing suction.
- long power cord.
- build quality.
- great attachments.
- simple to empty the waste bin.
- automatic height adjustment with bare floor setting.
What customers did not like:
- its weight. At nearly 21 lb, its not going to be easy lifting it up and down the stairs.
- belts tend to break and they don’t seem to be easy to find in the shops.
- Dirt can get stuck in the sealed section of the middle canister where it cannot be removed.
- Wand takes some getting use to.