This is designed for animal hair but works great on human hair as well. In a house with three women, there is a lot of shed hair to vacuum up. I like the way it moves and turns. It is so easy to empty our 3 year old can do it.
We have two Beagles and a Havanese (similar to a Bichon). Upon receiving this, I vacuumed with my new Dyson after having vacuumed with my previous "animal" vacuum from another brand. The Dyson picked up an entire bin full of dirt including a lot of animal hair. I thought my previous vacuum was doing a better job. The reason I replaced it was because the washable filters quickly clogged up. The Dyson is very easy to use, powerful, great for stairs and ceilings, and easy to empty.
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