Rated 4 out of 5 by Torey Great if you want a compact device
Don't get me wrong, this Dyson product works incredibly well on my carpet and easily gets up the cat fur (and trust me, white and cream cat fur on burgundy carpet really shows up!), However, the unit is considered compact and therefore has a smaller canister and plug in cord with shorter length. This requires me to have to stop, unplug, plug in elsewhere and empty the canister more than I had to one my previous Dyson. It's my fault, I should have gone for the DC65 which is full size and not with this DC50 which is compact. If you don't mind spending a bit more time then yes this unit is for you...you can't beat a Dyson at all! My previous Dyson lasted 13 years!
February 17, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Not as Good as Full Size Animal
I had a full size Animal that worked great, it would suck up cat hair so easily I was in love with it. I wanted to give it to a friend in need of a new vacuum and unable to afford so I purchased this model to replace it. It was smaller and mine wasn't a ball vacuum. Sorry to say the suction just isn't as good as the full size. That should have been stated because I wouldn't have considered the compact.
I used to be able to clean my cat's brush in about 5 seconds, completely, no hair left at all with the full size vacuum. With the compact it takes me about 2 to 3 minutes and I still cannot get all of the cat hair.
Being compact, the canister that catches the dirt is smaller and has to be emptied more often but I understand that and don't mind. I just am not happy with the suction compared to the full size. The full size I give 5 stars to, not the compact.
May 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Drew2917 Best ever
Do not hesitate to purchase this product don't let the size fool you it's light weight but packs great power easy to use and handle stores anywhere leaves the carpet looking brand new every time this is my second dyson the first lasted 15 years without need of any repairs just some minor maintenance I will never own any other vacuum other then dyson best on the market hands down
June 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jaclynm Great little machine!
We purchased this compact version to replace our full size dyson after it was on its last leg. I expected that we'd be making a bit of a sacrifice on power with the smaller unit, but that was not the case. I think it works better than our older, larger version! The dc50 is perfect for apartment living
May 23, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by CoffeQueen12 Compact but strong
This is my second Dyson and I am sticking with it! Like the small footprint with great suction. Only downside: very noisy. Great for my small house with lots of corners to vacuum around.
May 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Upgrade
This is my second Dyson Animal. I have one of the first ones to come out. AWESOME!. My problem was, I was at least 10 years older and less into the house cleaning thing. So I upgraded and this new version is so neat. Improved doesn't even cover the upgrades. PLUS! It is lighter. I love it. Much easier for an over the 60 crowd person to use!
May 20, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ChiefBard Big Animals, Big Task Well Done!
Having three Irish Wolfhounds to clean up after requires a vacuum that will gather up all those hairs and scraps. This is our second Animal, having replaced a much older one that had past its prime.
May 21, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Stanislowsky
We use the DC50 all the time with a dog and 3 cats. Works fine and does a great job. My only negative is that getting it clicked in to stand up is a little difficult. Putting it in a stand up position is a bit difficult.
May 21, 2016