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The ultimate fur fighting vacuums to keep your home sparkling clean all year round

Furry floors no more.

As much as we love our furry friends, their fur is often the one down side we see to having them in the house. 

Some days it seems no matter how much we sweep, no matter how much we brush them – there is almost an endless amount of hair! 

Particularly now that autumn has arrived and many pets are shedding their summer coats to make way for warm winter woollies, fur is hard to avoid in a pet owner’s home.

If you’re struggling to keep on top of the piles and piles of hair accumulating around the house then you’ve come to the right place. 

Below we are taking a look at some of the best vacuums to shop to handle all things pet hair and beyond. Scroll on to find the best on the market and some tips and tricks to tackling those tufts. 

How to keep your home fur-free

  • Groom your pet regularly. Whether it be a dog, cat, rabbit or anything else you might be keeping in the home, ensuring your pet is well brushed year-round will reduce the excess falling of fur throughout your home. 
  • Rubber gloves are your friend! Hear us out here, use rubber gloves to catch the stubborn hair that might stick to furniture or gather in corners on carpeted floor. 
  • If you’re trying to avoid pets on certain furniture then ensure their beds are cosy and comfortable to encourage them snuggling up in their own spaces – an impossible task we know. 
  • Clean regularly. Once you find your new favourite vacuum (below of course), get into the habit of a quick once over the house every day to avoid build-up of fur. 

The best vacuums for pet hair in 2024

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Shark Navigator Pet Vacuum With Self Cleaning Brushroll

$349.99 (usually $449.99) at Shark

With a powerful 960-watt motor for powerful suction, this bagless vacuum can hold up to 3 litres of pet hair and dust – making it the ideal in-home companion for pet owners (besides your four-legged friend, of course!). It’s ultra-lightweight, designed for both carpet and hard surfaces and even has a self-cleaning brush roll.

It comes with a 3.6m hose, a swivel head and a crevice tool to get into all of the nooks and crannies, ridding your space of household debris while stopping any airborne particles from escaping with an anti-allergen seal.

Key features:

  • 960W upright design
  • XL capacity dust cap
  • Self-cleaning brush roll
  • Integrated extendable hose reaches 3.6m
  • Lightweight for easy manoeuvrability
  • Advanced swivel steering
  • Anti-allergen complete seal 
  • HEPA filter


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Dyson V15 Detect Absolute

$949 (usually $1449) at Dyson

It’s hard to look past Dyson when it comes to good quality vacuums and not only is this one extra powerful and low noise, it is also on sale! Can’t argue with that, right?

It has up to 40 minutes of run time with a Motobar cleaner head to clean wrapped hair and reduce blockages whilst you vacuum. Transform it to a handheld to clean dog fur from the back of cars or use the motorised brush bar to get into stubborn, hard-to-reach areas. 

Key features:

  • Up to 60 minutes of fade-free power
  • Fluffy Optic™ cleaner head reveals microscopic particles
  • LCD screen to rate your clean
  • Dyson Hyperdymium™ motor
  • Advanced filtration
  • Three power modes
  • Anti-tangle conical brush bar

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best stick vacuum for pet hair australia
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MX12 Cordless stick vacuum

$189 at Kogan

Cordless for effortless convenience, this powerful vacuum has an LCD touchscreen, a strong battery that delivers up to 60 minutes of power and a washable, anti-allergen HEPA filter that will remove up to 99.97% of fine dust and allergens. 

It even includes a hose attachment that you can use on your pet to remove loose fur before it even hits the floor! 

Key features:

  • Powerful 30kPa of suction
  • Washable HEPA filter
  • 2500mAh lithium-ion battery
  • 450W brushless DC electric motor
  • Extendable cleaning tube
  • LCD screen
  • Crevice and combination attachments
  • Wall-mountable charging dock

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i-Vac Ultra Pets Plus stick vacuum cleaner

$349 at Godfreys

For a seriously furry home, this handy appliance is ultra powerful with a motorised power head that can get into anywhere in the house. It has built-in LED lights so you can see into dark spots and vacuum up all of the hidden fur. 

Key features:

  • Motorised power head with swivel steering
  • Brushless motor
  • Three-stage filtration system
  • Built-in LED headlights
  • Mini motorised pet brush 


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Tineco Floor One S5 Pro

$899 at Godfrey’s

If you want to ensure your floors are sparkling clean, this handy stick vacuum will not only suck up all pet hair and dust but also washes the floors as it goes. 

It gets into every corner of the house and also includes iLoop Smart Sensor to detect dust and adjust washing flow accordingly. 

Key features:

  • Vacuums and washes simultaneously
  • LCD display with 3D animation
  • iLoop™ Smart Sensor
  • Three suction modes
  • HEPA filter
  • Self-cleaning system


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Samsung Jet 60 pet cordless stick vacuum

$499 at Bing Lee

This handy and sleek vacuum can be stored easily with a cordless wall-mount and charge, it comes with an all-purpose brush and three tools to get into every area of the house that might be hiding fur. 

It can run for up to 40 minutes and has a powerful 150W suction. Not to mention the five-layer dust filtration system that will capture dust, fur and allergens from releasing back into the air. 

Key features:

  • 5-layered HEPA filtration
  • 150W suction power
  • Removable battery
  • Up to 40 min runtime
  • Cordless design

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Which is the best vacuum to remove dog hair from carpet?

The best vacuum for removing dog hair from carpet depends on a few things. Factors such as the type of carpet in your home and the amount of shedding (and the type of dog hair!) come into play here, but thankfully there are models with powerful suction, specialised pet hair attachments and strong filtration systems that can usually solve any given issue.

Ultimately, the best choice will come down to your own household needs and budget considerations, but our edit of the best vacuums for pet hair are each designed to effectively lift and capture stubborn pet hair from carpets, leaving them looking clean and fresh once again.

Do pet hair vacuums really work?

Yes, pet hair vacuums are typically specialised and highly effective in removing pet hair from various surfaces. There are a number of features to look for – increased power to pull hair from tricky surfaces, such as carpets and upholstery, and attachments that have been manufactured with the primary purpose of removing pet hair.

Of course, results will vary depending on the specific vacuum model, the type of pet hair and the surface in question (for example, it’s often far easier to extract pet hair from higher pile carpet than tightly woven rugs) but pet hair vacuums have proven to be valuable companions to furry family members when it comes to maintaining a clean home.

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