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V8 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner

  • Cleans hard floors and digs deep to remove pet hair from carpets
  • Strong suction and lightweight versatility for everyday cleaning
  • Cordless with up to 40 minutes of fade-free suction (1)
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Product Overview

The Dyson V8 Animal cord-free vacuum is engineered for homes with pets. The battery chemistry delivers up to 40 minutes of fade-free suction to clean even further. A direct-drive cleaner head sucks up pet hair and ground in-dirt across both carpets and hard floors. Powered by the Dyson digital motor V8, it generates 150% more brush bar power than the V6 Cord-free vacuum. And with whole machine HEPA filtration, it captures pet allergens and expels cleaner air too. Thanks to a revolutionary cord-free format, it also transforms for easy cleaning up high and into a handheld for quick cleans close at hand. With an extra tool for tougher tasks.
  • Cleans hard floors with extra power for carpets, with 4 additional tools
  • Dyson technology helps create a cleaner, healthier home - Our vacuums and purifiers are scientifically proven to capture particles as small as allergens and bacteria.
  • Cord-free, hassle-free, the most powerful suction
  • Up to 40 minutes of powerful suction (up to 25 minutes with motorized floor tool attached). Trigger releases instantly. Battery power is only used for cleaning
  • The Direct-drive cleaner head drives bristles deep into the carpet to remove ground-in dirt
  • Mini motorized tool removes pet hair and ground-in dirt
  • Whole machine HEPA filtration captures allergens and expels cleaner air than the air you breathe
  • Transforms to a handheld for beyond the floor cleaning
  • Hygienic dirt ejector empties dust from the bin in a single action
  • Balanced for cleaning up top, down below and in between
  • Convenient docking station stores and charges the machine and holds additional attachments
  • Includes Dyson's free 2 year limited warranty for parts and labor
  • (1) Actual run time will vary based on power mode, floor type and/or attachments used

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Cordless/ CordedCordlessCordlessCordlessCordless
Amperage (amps)3 A1.821.65.9 A
Floor Care FeaturesAdjustable Suction,Bagless,Brushroll,Convertible to Handheld,Cyclonic,Detachable Canister,Headlights,Lightweight,Rechargeable,Swivel SteeringAdjustable Suction,Bagless,Battery Indicator Light,Brush Roll Shut-Off,Built-In Accessory Storage,Convertible to Handheld,Cyclonic,Detachable Canister,Hypoallergenic,Lightweight,Multi Brush System,No Assembly Required,Pet Hair,Portable Design,RechargeableBagless,Built-In Accessory Storage,Carpet Height Adjustments,Convertible to Handheld,Cyclonic,Edge Cleaner,For Cars,Variable SpeedBagless,Battery Indicator Light,Brushroll,Convertible to Handheld,Cyclonic,ETL Listed,Low Battery Indicator,Rechargeable
Recommended SurfacesCarpet,Hardwood Floors,Stairs,UpholsteryBare Floor,Carpet,Hardwood Floors,Laminate,Stairs,Tile,Upholstery,Vinyl,WoodAuto Interior,Concrete,Hardwood Floors,High-Pile Carpet,Laminate,Leather,Low-Pile Carpet,Tile,Upholstery,VinylAuto Interior,Hardwood Floors,High-Pile Carpet,Laminate,Low-Pile Carpet,Tile,Upholstery
Battery Life (Min)30 Minutes40 Minutes45 Minutes60 Minutes
Stick Vacuum TypeStandard3 in 12 in 12 in 1
Voltage (v)20v21v22v25.2v
Operation StylePortableHandheldHand-DrivenWalk-Behind
Filter TypeMeshHEPABaglessBagless
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Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Amperage (amps)
Appliance Category
Floor Care
Battery Life (Max)
45 Minutes
Battery Life (Min)
45 Minutes
Brush Bristle Type
Cordless/ Corded
Detachable Battery
Filter Type
Floor Care Features
Bagless,Built-In Accessory Storage,Carpet Height Adjustments,Convertible to Handheld,Cyclonic,Edge Cleaner,For Cars,Variable Speed
Included Accessories
Carpet attachment,Crevice tool,Filter,Telescoping wand
Number of Attachments
Number of Batteries Required
Operation Style
Product Weight (lb.)
5.64 lb
Recommended Surfaces
Auto Interior,Concrete,Hardwood Floors,High-Pile Carpet,Laminate,Leather,Low-Pile Carpet,Tile,Upholstery,Vinyl
Stick Vacuum Type
2 in 1
Voltage (v)

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
ETL Listed,UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
2 Years Parts and Labor

Questions & Answers


Have 13 ft.ceilings, will your units reach?

Asked by Mac February 9, 2021

Shouldn’t be a problem with the right attachment. You may need a small step ladder depending on your height & reach.

Can this be used for shag carpet? I have 1 shag rug

Asked by Alli February 7, 2021

Hi Alli, this is Kelly with Dyson. Dyson cord-free machines do offer multiple suction modes, allowing you to pick up any size mess. For shag rugs, you may want to look at theThe Dyson V10 and V11 models. These offer a torque drive cleaner head, which includes a suction control lever in the cleaner head (torque drive only). On top of the ability to control suction in the cleaner head, you also have the options to switch between suction modes with any of the cordless machines. The machines with the ability to control suction at the cleaner head or ability to adjust suction (e.g., cordless) are great for those with thicker/higher pile carpets.  Best wishes, Kelly Dyson Customer Support

what is included in the package? Does it include a wall mount/charging station? What attachments ...

Asked by CD January 10, 2021

Yes, they have a lot of different attachments from regular carpet cleaning to getting into corners in a car.

How long is the cord between the docking station and the plug that fits in the wall?

Asked by Cleaner1 November 18, 2020

the cord is about 3-4 feet

can this lay flat and vacuum? in other words, how high is the vacuum head?

Asked by MikeM November 4, 2020

V 8 Animal laying flat and vacuum head sideways measure 5 1/2 ".

Does this have a HEPA filter?

Asked by Ninou August 28, 2020

Yes & you can wash it

Does the price include all of the attachments, or just the vacuum?

Asked by Monica July 11, 2020

All the attachments.

How much does it weigh?

Asked by Lexi July 3, 2020

Hi Lexi, this is Kelly with Dyson. The V8 Animal weighs 5.8 pounds. Best wishes, Kelly Dyson Customer Support

how long is the warranty?

Asked by Patricia June 24, 2020

Hello Patricia, this is Kelly with Dyson. Your new Dyson V8 Animal would come with a two-year guarantee. Best wishes, Kelly Dyson Customer Support

Is this Dyson V8 Animal constructed with its filter high grade enough to vacuum up diatomaceous e...

Asked by Kasey June 21, 2020

No, there will be minimal escape. This lacs battery power.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
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  • 84% recommend this product
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The Cats have met their match!
We were looking for a vacuum to do quick pick ups between using our corded tank type vacuum. The Dyson has become the primary vacuum! We foster cats and the Dyson V8 does an amazing job picking up after them. We have polished concrete floors and area rugs and the V8 adapts to all surfaces nicely. The attachments that come with the V8 are such a bonus when it comes time to clean out the cars or collect lint and dust in hard to reach areas.The Dyson handles well and is so versatile. It's amazing to see what the Dyson picks up right down to fine silt.Great Product!
by Timothy
A Powerful and Perfect Cordless Vacuum for pet owners!
This was honestly the very first Dyson product, and vacuum, that I have ever owned and I am thoroughly impressed with how much suction power comes from this tiny cordless vacuum. I own a dog who sheds pretty badly and live in an apartment and this thing keeps both my hardwood floors and my carpeting clean and spotless. I highly recommend this vacuum to anyone who is new to Dyson and also owns animal(s).
by CoolmoeD
This is a pretty nice vacuum. Its light, rechargeable, cordless and works great on our laminate ...
This is a pretty nice vacuum. Its light, rechargeable, cordless and works great on our laminate floor and shoe mats, picks up all the dog hair and is easy to dump. If it lasts more than 3 years I'll be a dyson owner for life.
by Dannnnn
5 people found this helpful
Love this vacuum.mSo lightweight and easy to use.
I had a corded, heavy duty Dyson for 6-8 years. It worked great but it became heavy to lug around & up and down the stairs, since I have gotten older. I have been wanting this cordless one for a while, so when they had a sale I got it. It is great for us because we have a small house, 1350 sq ft, and it never takes long to vacuum. It only took a few hours to charge and it works great on our carpet then ceramic tile floor in the kitchen. No cord to hassle with. So lightweight. When it was time to do the stairs, I just changed the attachment and went right up the stairs. Some say you have to hold the on button, but you are grasping it anyway, so I didn't even notice it.
by TAtl
7 people found this helpful
I recommended this product, because it's lightweight and easy to use. I find it's best for quick ...
I recommended this product, because it's lightweight and easy to use. I find it's best for quick small jobs not for heavy duty cleaning. I find myself vacuuming part of my house, plugging it back in, doing some other cleaning then finishing my vacuuming. We had to take the first vacuum we bought back after less than three weeks. It worked fine at first but then the motor started making a whirring sounds and would cut off after about 5 seconds. It would repeat this after pressing the button again and again. Took it back and got another. This one is fine so far, but have only had it less than two weeks. Easily transitions from tile to low pile carpeting. Easy to detach and empty. The battery doesn't last as long as I would like...seems I'm almost done with my rooms, going as quick as I can, then nothing. I still like it, but frustrating because I can't finish the job I started. Suggest maybe having a backup battery or option to plug into an outlet if house really needs a good cleaning. My final verdict is still out on this vacuum.
by Sandra
2 people found this helpful
I’m very happy with this vacuum. Was expensive but seems like it’s worth the investment. By far t...
I’m very happy with this vacuum. Was expensive but seems like it’s worth the investment. By far the nicest vacuum I’ve had to date. It’s light weight, the attachments are useful and the suction is better than expected for such a small unit. No cord is so awesome.
by Dyson
4 people found this helpful
I recently moved and sold my Dyson cordless as I was a Male living alone and down sizing I brough...
I recently moved and sold my Dyson cordless as I was a Male living alone and down sizing I brought my upright vacuum with cord with me. I missed. Y Dyson cordless so much that I replaced it with a new "Animal Dyson" cordless. It's easier to manage and I can get to places the upright can't plus it does a better job picking up dirt
by Bill
5 people found this helpful
Sucked up 10 OZ of glitter from NYE
For New Year's Eve this year, I sprinkled 20 oz of glitter in my living room on the floor...needless to say, it was ALL over the entire house by the end of the night (which I don't hate for NYE, but for normal life is super annoying). This puppy sucked up 99% of all the glitter. All the tools were SO helpful and useful. I will never use another vacuum ever again, and I recommend this to everyone I know! We also have a golden retriever and it has been the bane of my existence to lint roll his hair off our couches continuously. With the mini-motorized tool, I never have to use another lint roller again! I think I will actually save money with this vacuum. THANKS DYSON! You're the best.
The V8 Animal really is a magnificent animal!
In 45 years of owning both furry cats and vacuum cleaners, the V8 Animal is the first machine that really, really works. I was AMAZED at the amount of fur it picked up the first time we used it. The V8 is light and easy to handle. Unlike bulky canister vacuums with long tubes, it's compact to store and convenient to pull out in an instant. The cordless feature--and the fact that it converts to a handheld vac--means that we can de-fur both floor and furniture quickly and easily. We'll never go back to an ordinary vacuum cleaner!
by JoyceG
Dyson V8 lives up to the hype
This Dyson hand vac lives up to its reputation. Not only does it do a great job in picking up messes, it looks great doing it too! There are easily a dozen other choices of hand vacs in all price ranges but this one fills the small niche market of wanting both form and function. Assembly was straight forward and I had it on the charger within minutes of opening the box. The manual does state that it comes pre-charged to about 20% but recommends plugging it in immediately for 5 hours to fully charge the battery. It comes with an assortment of attachments that each has a very distinct purpose and adds value to the already high price tag of the vacuum. It does come with a fancy wall mount but limited to a nearby outlet for the charging cord to reach. I haven’t found that “perfect” spot to mount it yet as I don’t want it to be a “statement piece” in the living room. My interest in the hand vac is linked to the 2 dogs and 1 cat I have in the house. Our dogs have their spots on the couch and can get pretty furry in less than a few days. The chore of lugging a large vacuum out and unwinding the long cord is enough to discourage a daily cleaning of the couch. This is where the Dyson V8 shines. Its light, less than 6 pounds, and fully charged when you need it. Its more convenient to use the hand vac for small tasks than using the large full sized vacuum. I have attached 2 photos that shows the versatility of the hand vac. It has 2 suction settings that you can use to match the job. Most of the time, the lower setting is enough to do the task. The low setting got us about 40 mins of continuous use and the high setting got us a little over 7 minutes. This may not sound like much but this hand vac is meant to fill in the in-between use of your full sized vacuum. The first picture is what the dog fur looks like when we don’t vacuum it for a few days. It didn’t take long for the V8 to tackle the job on the low setting. It took the crevice and small spinning brush to do the job. With a push of a button, changing the tools was a breeze. My full sized vacuum would have done the job but way less convenient. The second picture shows the effectiveness of the hand brush attachment. Brushing the cat usually gets me another cat’s worth of fur on the ground. The cat’s fur is so fine that its easily matted into the carpet. The suction of the Dyson and the small brush head attachment did a great job in picking up the fine cat fur and only with one sweep too. Emptying the canister is as easy as pulling a lever. It does come with a washable filter that’s easy to rinse out in the sink. I highly recommend the Dyson V8 for homes with animals or small children. The convenience of having a small vacuum without unwinding a power cord will most likely increase my vacuuming rate per week. It might be one of the most expensive hand vacs in the market but know that you’re not only paying for its great function, you are also getting a nice looking hand vac that’s not an eyesore that you have to hide in the closet either.
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