I recently purchased the DC28 Animal vacuum from Dyson. It is replacing an old DC14 Dyson that gave me a great 5 years. I have 4 dogs and 2 cats so my vacuum gets quite a work out. The new DC28 Animal is working even better than I had hoped. It’s really easy to use, and even has different pile selections right at the top for easy control. It actually is so powerful that it gives you a self propelled feel while vacuuming. Dyson even offers a grooming attachment that saves a lot of cleanup time. Overall, I am very pleased with this vacuum–and if you have pets its a great value.