Vacuum cleaner help!

Discussion in 'Labrador Puppies' started by Florrie17, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. Florrie17

    Florrie17 Registered Users

    Joined:
    May 13, 2017
    Messages:
    8
    Hi, my six month old black lab, Florence, is systematically turning my beige carpet black! Despite my poor Dyson doing its best to hoover up all the hair it is not winning the battle!

    Has anyone found a vacuum cleaner (in the UK) that is up to the challenge of a black lab shedding its hair? Various websites recommend different cleaners but it would be good to have personal recommendations from fellow "hairy dog" owners.

    Any advice would be gratefully received!

    Thank you
     
    Saffy/isla likes this.
  2. Beanwood

    Beanwood Registered Users

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2014
    Messages:
    7,303
    Hi there and welcome to the forum! :)

    Well we gave up and ditched the carpet..replaced with wood and tiled the hallway and kitchen. They only occasionally go upstairs so relatively safe. Our stairs do have carpet, which really do suffer! We have a Dyson, about 2 years old and one of the animal range, it does the job in our small cottage..just :)
     
    Tori_lizzie likes this.
  3. Jes72

    Jes72 Registered Users

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2014
    Messages:
    1,034
    Steadily our house is being redecorated in shades of dog-mud beige. Sorry I can't be more helpful.
     
  4. Hollysdad

    Hollysdad Supporting Member Forum Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2013
    Messages:
    3,331
    Suggestions:
    1. Get a heavily patterned carpet. It covers a multitude of problems.
    2. Brush Florence regularly to reduce the amount of loose hair.
    3. Learn to live with it as the price that must be paid for all the love Florence gives.

    I have considered cutting out the middle man and hoovering Holly or even shaving her. My wife disagrees.
     
    Cath likes this.
  5. JenBainbridge

    JenBainbridge Registered Users

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2016
    Messages:
    2,940
    Location:
    Darlington, UK
  6. Beckyt6

    Beckyt6 Registered Users

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2015
    Messages:
    228
    We bought ourselves a Dyson v8 animal for Christmas which is excellent :)
     
  7. Joy

    Joy Registered Users

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2014
    Messages:
    4,124
    Good grief! Life's too short! ;)
     
    Samantha Jones, charlie, Cath and 3 others like this.
  8. snowbunny

    snowbunny Registered Users

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2014
    Messages:
    15,785
    Location:
    Andorra and Spain
    We have the Dyson V6 Animal and it works brilliantly on wood and tiles. We don't have carpet anywhere; I don't like it and I'm not even sure you can buy it where I live :D

    The handheld Dyson range are really good and quick to run around the house, far quicker than a conventional hoover. They don't pick up big stuff, though.
     
  9. JenBainbridge

    JenBainbridge Registered Users

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2016
    Messages:
    2,940
    Location:
    Darlington, UK
    My house is teeny and I only really need to hoover the kitchen and front room - I just do it when I'm boiling the kettle :D
     
    Joy and Stacia like this.
  10. Boogie

    Boogie Supporting Member Forum Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2014
    Messages:
    8,416
    I have a very ancient Dyson animal - it's still going strong, I Hoover once a day and have to empty it every other day.

    :)
     
  11. Boogie

    Boogie Supporting Member Forum Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2014
    Messages:
    8,416
    PS -

    I love the name Florence!

    Welcome to you from Mags, Tatze and Mollie from Manchester UK :hi:

    Tatze is my pet dog, a black Lab and she's four years old. Tatze means 'paw' in German.

    Mollie is my fourth Guide Dog puppy, a black Lab who is ten months old.

    .
     
  12. Stacia

    Stacia Registered Users

    Joined:
    May 25, 2011
    Messages:
    6,924
    Location:
    Malvern UK
    I have 2 black Labs and a beige carpet with little specs in it, we only vacuum every other day or less and I don't see hairs on the carpet. Maybe Florence will moult less as she ages, she may just be getting rid of her puppy coat. I use a little Dyson and it copes well.
     
  13. SwampDonkey

    SwampDonkey Registered Users

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2015
    Messages:
    8,100
    Location:
    leicestershire uk
    Your future is hairy, don't look behind the fridge there is a whole labs worth behind there. Me Rory and Moo say hello
     
  14. Naya

    Naya Registered Users

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2013
    Messages:
    9,628
    Location:
    Bristol, UK
  15. Spencerboy

    Spencerboy Registered Users

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2017
    Messages:
    88
    I just sweep all the time....hardwood floors. Sorry no help but friends of mine with carpet swear by the Dyson animal.
     
  16. drjs@5

    drjs@5 Registered Users

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2012
    Messages:
    15,335
    Location:
    Fife, Scotland
    I recently read on FaceBook how fabulous the Shark is. Not got one though. These were lab owners.
    Previously I has a Panasonic upright which was pretty good. Then I got a Vax which was rubbish but it was a fairly basic one.
    At the minute I have a Miele cylinder. It's pretty good for hard floors but has such a hard suction it has pulled my carpet up near the edges and doors. It fairly good but I would have been disappointed if I had played full price.
     
  17. snowbunny

    snowbunny Registered Users

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2014
    Messages:
    15,785
    Location:
    Andorra and Spain
    We used to sweep all the time, but buying the Dyson was the best thing ever. Sweeping has a tendency to move it around, whereas the handheld vacuum picks up all the hair and takes a fraction of the time :)
     
  18. Cath

    Cath Registered Users

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2015
    Messages:
    3,882
    Hello and welcome. I have two black Labs, a Dyson and a brush.
     
  19. Dalliance

    Dalliance Registered Users

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2016
    Messages:
    41
    That's really great to hear ! ( I work for Shark as a Brand Ambassador and have done for over a year now )

    All I will say on this topic is to read the customer reviews of the Shark Vacuum cleaner range .
     
    Naya likes this.
  20. Granca

    Granca Registered Users

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014
    Messages:
    2,777
    Either have black flooring or have a yellow labrador. I should have thought of the beige carpets when I bought Tuppence because my carpets looked relatively good when Wispa became an only dog. However, now I hoover (with a Dyson!) when Tuppence's black hairs begin to show and am always horrified at how much Wispa hair I've picked up too!
     

Share This Page