Dyson DC65 Animal Review

Are you tired of pet hair and debris all over your carpet and furniture? If your pets shed, it’s highly likely you have hair everywhere which is unhygienic and quite annoying.

Dyson is a good choice as it’s one of the most popular brands, offering some of the most high-quality vacuum cleaners. While all of the models they offer come with excellent features and specifications, this vacuum cleaner is still one of the best-selling.

It’s a great machine if you have pets since it’s explicitly designed to tackle hair, dirt and whatever else your pet might leave behind. It’s especially useful for allergy-prone people.

Let’s take a look at its specifications and features to learn why this is one of the most popular Dyson models.  In the article below, you’ll find all the information you should know before choosing it for your next cleaner.

This Vacuum is For You:

  • If you have pets – Dyson DC65 Animal is made specifically to clean hair, dirt, and debris off of your carpets, furniture and other surfaces. It features enough suction power and several attachments that help in the process.
  • If you’re prone to allergies – this upright vacuum features the Radial Root Cyclone Technology that’s powerful enough to pick up even the smallest debris. It also has washable HEPA filters.
  • If you have combined floors – this one performs equally as well on both carpets and bare floors. It comes with several attachments suitable for different types of floors.

This Vacuum isn’t For You:

  • If you want a cordless unit – this one is powered by a cord that’s 35 ft. long. It’s a long cord that should be enough to provide easy and convenient cleaning. However, it doesn’t self-retract either.
  • If you have high ceilings – this Dyson vacuum cleaner doesn’t have an extendable wand so you might struggle to reach some areas.
  • If you want a convertible – unfortunately,  Dyson DC65 Animal cannot be converted into a handheld vac like some other upright models from the brand.


One of its best features is the swivel steering with Ball technology that helps with usability. On top of that, the unit also features a tangle-free brush that removes even the most persistent pet hair from different surfaces.

It comes with a 0.55-gallon canister but no indicator to show when it’s full. Another thing worth noting is the self-adjusting cleaner head that makes the vac suitable for different floor types.


This is an upright unit that doesn’t look much different from other uprights on the market. It’s designed to allow effortless and straightforward use at all times.

The design of the canister allows you to detach and empty it with ease. It’s see-through, so you can see when it’s time to empty it. Plus, its hose and wand release in a single-action for some added simplicity and convenience.

The unit comes in two colors and has an overall attractive and modern design.

Size & Dimensions

Much like all uprights, Dyson DC65 appears to be somewhat bulky since it weighs around 17.35 pounds. Its cleaning path measures 13.4’’.

Its overall dimensions are also worth noting since it measures 10.7×11.5×34.4 inches in total. As such, the cleaner is somewhat big, but thanks to the Ball Technology, its dimensions don’t affect maneuverability.

One thing that you should keep in mind is that you might find it tricky to store away if your space is limited.


Dyson DC65 Animal uses the Radial Root Cyclone Technology that keeps suction performance at peak levels at all times. It maintains power even when the canister is close to being full.

It comes with 245 air watts of suction at its cleaner head which also helps suck in that persistent hair and dirt.

Another thing that helps suction is its self-adjusting head. It adapts to all floors making sure no suction is lost in the process of transitioning from type to another.

Accessories & Parts

This vacuum cleaner comes with several attachments to make the cleaning process easier regardless of the floor surface.

It includes a Combination Accessory tool as well as a tool for stairs. You also get a soft dusting brush and a Tangle-free Turbine tool.

The Combination Accessory tool, the Turbine tool, and the soft dusting brush make it easier to tackle hair in different areas such as furniture, carpets, bare floors, stairs, and other such surfaces.

In case you prioritize a good warranty deal, you should check out the Dyson DC65 Ball Animal 2 offering a five-year warranty on both parts and labor.


This upright vacuum comes with a five-year warranty on all parts and labor. The company offers great customer service you can consult should you come across any issues in terms of performance and components.

Such an extended warranty is always good to have since you never know what might happen with the unit over a few years. Warranty doesn’t cover anything caused by misuse of any type, so make sure to use the unit accordingly.


As we’ve already mentioned, this one performs well on both bare floors and carpets. It has a self-adjusting head that adapts to the two different types of floors, making the overall use much more comfortable. Several other attachments it comes with make it easy to pick up pet hair from different floors.


Dyson DC65 Animal comes with a reconfigured brush bar that’s now shorter and stiffer. This allows it to deliver up to 25% more power meaning better deep-clean abilities on different carpets.

It performs best on low-pile carpeting, though you can achieve satisfactory results on some thicker ones as well. You’ll maybe have to do a few passes depending on how thick and dirty the carpet is.

The brush bar is easy to work with using the fingertip controls for changing the rotation.


When it comes to bare floors, the first thing you’ll want to do is turn off the rotating brush. There’s a switch for this, and it’s located on the top of the canister.

Its suction is strong enough to suck in fine dust, hair, debris, and different dirt. You’ll notice it’s easy to collect big as well as small pieces from your hardwood floors. Furthermore, this one is designed to get out all the dirt accumulated along groves of hard floors.

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The cleaner features Ball technology and swivel steering that makes it easy to maneuver with. It’s not the most lightweight unit on the market, but this type of steering allows ease of use.

The unit itself is a bit bulky much like all upright vacuums of its capacity. However, simplified steering and the self-adjustable head make up for the added weight and make maneuverability quite simple.

You might find it tricky to use in some tight and hard-to-reach areas unless you use some of the smaller attachments it comes with.


This Dyson vacuum is unlikely to get tangled in hair thanks to the Tangle-free Turbine tool, so you won’t have to spend time trying to get it out.

However, some maintenance is required, and it mostly concerns the filters. It comes with two washable HEPA filters that you won’t ever have to change. However, you’ll have to wash them at least once every three months.

Use nothing but tap water to rinse them thoroughly and allow them to dry completely before using them again.


This Dyson vacuum cleaner produces an average level of noise regardless of the floor you’re cleaning. It might be somewhat louder with the use of smaller attachments such as the crevice tool.

Still, it never gets too loud to disturb the household or your neighbors. The vac stays equally as quiet even with a full canister.

Cordless or Cord?

The DC65 is a corded unit with a 31 feet power cord. The cable isn’t self-retracting, so you’ll have to pick it up after each use. This makes storage a bit tricky if you have limited space, but this isn’t a significant drawback. With such a cord, the cleaner provides about 51.7 ft. of reach.

Bag or Bagless?

Upright models are usually also bagless. This eliminates the need for having to buy new bags all the time.

This one comes with a canister that measures .55 gallons in capacity. Though it doesn’t have an indicator, it’s see-through so you can keep an eye on when’s the time to empty it.

For more options other than Dyson DC65, visit our most popular bagless vacuum guide.


As we mentioned, this vacuum cleaner comes with two HEPA filters. These are washable, so you can use them during the entire lifetime of your cleaner without having to buy new ones down the road.

Dyson units are certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, so they’re safe to use by allergy-prone people. If you’re interested in learning more, visit the different types of filter guide.


This cleaner is specially made to clean hair and dirt made by your pet. While some debris might be easier to handle, the unit does a relatively good job on all kinds of messes.

Kitty Litter

As long as it’s dry litter pieces, you shouldn’t have issues picking these up. You shouldn’t try to vacuum anything wet, so only use this vacuum cleaner to clean the litter your kitty threw around her box.

Pet Hair

Pet hair stands no chance against this vacuum regardless of whether the hair is short or long. Some are easier to clean than others, but with different tools, you’ll probably get it all off of your floors, stairs, and furniture. Although there are many pet hair vacuums to choose from, we do like this one a lot.

Additional Information

The cleaner comes partially assembled so you’ll have to put some parts and pieces together before you use it for the first time.

Is The Dyson DC65 For You?

If you have pets that shed and bring dirt and dust from the outside, this is the right vacuum for you. It’s easy to use on different floor types and comes with several attachments that make the process easy and effortless.

It does lack a few things like headlights and a full-bin indicator that most popular units have. Still, it sports supreme suction, and it’s self-adjusting, which seems a bit more important when it comes to the actual cleaning process.

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