Best Upright Bagged Vacuum for Pet Hair

Best Upright Bagged Vacuum for Pet Hair – The best bagged vacuum with an upright design that we’ve tested is the Kenmore Intuition Bagged.

This corded upright vacuum delivers fantastic performance on bare floors, where it easily cleans bulky debris like cereal as well as small debris like rice, though it may take an extra pass to clear pet hair on this surface. It does an impressive job of clearing large debris like sand and fine material like baking soda from low and high-pile carpets.


1.Kenmore 31140

Pet hair is an annoyance for most pet owners, but if you or someone in your family happens to be allergic to pet hair, it can also be a serious health issue. This upright Kenmore has all the extras to keep pet hair where it belongs — inside the vacuum.

Certified by The Asthma and Allergy Foundation (AAFA), this Kenmore has a HEPA filter and passed AAFA tests for low emissions both while vacuuming and when changing the bag and while we haven’t tested this specific model, Kenmore vacuums do well in our performance tests, we know and trust the rigid standards of the AAFA, and are impressed with their certification criteria.

2.Eureka NEU522

This affordable champ is an updated version of a previously tested model that had a near-perfect score in our pet hair pick-up tests and it comes with a Pet Turbo Brush, specifically designed to get rid of pet hair from bedding, floors, stairs and upholstery — not an attachment you often find at this price point.

Our consumer testers loved how easily it was to maneuver in tough-to-reach places and with a 35-foot long cord, you’ll be able to reach further than those with shorter cords.


This Good Housekeeping Seal star is our Lab go-to because it comes fully stocked with features that’ll suck up every last bit of pet hair. A tangle-free brush roll, a light to find hidden messes and a detachable canister are all included. The canister is bagless so there’s no worrying about changing a full bag.

To minimize the mess when emptying the canister, Bissell has a technology that “spools” the hair inside the canister, so it comes out as one easy-to-remove mass instead of individual strands.

4.Miele Classic C1

Miele vacuums always top our Lab tests for performance and this model is designed for cleaning up after cats and dogs. It’s especially great if you’re worried about pesky smells since the powerful Good Housekeeping Seal star features an Active AirClean Filter to help neutralize any lingering pet odors.

You can choose from 6 suction power settings specific to the surface and the Electro Plus Floorhead has five-level height adjustments making it ideal for medium to high pile carpet.

5.Dyson Cyclone V10

Dyson’s super-lightweight model received perfect scores in our pet hair pick-up tests. It comes with a mini motorized tool to help remove pet hair and dirt from carpet and upholstery. And since it’s cordless, you’ll never have to worry about you (or your pets!) tripping over a power cord!

The cordless stick vacuum was great at picking up pet hair on carpets and floors and it converts into a hand vac allowing you to easily tackle furniture, too.


Most robot vacuums are not ideal for picking up pet hair, but this robot vacuum easily removed pet hair from carpet and with its slim profile just under 3 inches, it can glide beneath beds, low furniture and hard-to-reach places to nab stray pet hair. It’s BoostIQ Technology also automatically increases suction power when it detects extra cleaning is needed and advanced sensors keep it from tumbling off ledges and stairs or running into furniture.


If you’re looking to spend a little less on a bagged upright vacuum, consider the Hoover WindTunnel Tempo Bagged. Unlike the Kenmore Intuition Bagged, it lacks an allergen-trapping HEPA filter and doesn’t have a more portable alternative configuration, but it is a little bit cheaper and doesn’t get stuck on rug tassels quite as often.

Performance on bare floors is still excellent, and the vacuum does a good overall job of clearing debris from both low and high-pile carpet, though it doesn’t perform quite as well. You can use its hose to better clean shelves, counters, tables, and other kinds of surfaces, and it has a turbo brush, a crevice tool, and a combination hard bristle brush/upholstery tool. Unfortunately, it incurs higher recurring costs.


Best Upright Bagged Vacuum for Pet Hair – You love everything about your pet, but one thing that isn’t so great: Finding his fur all over your house. Removing pet hair is one of the toughest challenges vacuum cleaners face.

This is especially true when static electricity makes dog hair and cat hair cling so tightly to fabrics, like carpeting and upholstery, that no amount of brushing or suction power seem to pick it up.