Dyson DC65 Animal Complete Upright Vacuum Cleaner Review



If you’re looking for a premium upgrade from your basic home cleaning tools, the Dyson DC65 Animal Complete gives you just about everything you would look for in a vacuum cleaner. It comes with all the essential attachments that Dyson offers for this series. Hence, it’s called Complete.

It offers twice as much the suction power of competitor products but it does come with a price. It is along the lines of the more expensive models. Two of its most interesting features are the self-adjusting cleaner head and ball technology which we will into in this review. Those are the two big factors that make this product unique. It has stronger suction and is a lot easier to maneuver. So is it really worth the price? Let’s take a look at its performance first.

Important Features and Specs

The DC65 Complete is indeed a powerful vacuum cleaner. It’s not only because of the motor but also because the parts have been very well engineered. Suction is concentrated on the cleaner head so that it doesn’t pick up things on the sides that it’s not supposed to and it has more power. It is self-adjusting because of the unique base plate – which keeps the head as close to the floor as possible all the time.

This way, you never lose suction and you can go smoothly from carpet to bare floor without switching heads or having to lift the vacuum up. It picks up very fine particles like flour on the carpet just as well as it does coarser debris on bare floors. For heavier stuff like beads, you can attach the included crevice tool and the machine will pick them all up with no problem.

You can turn off the brush bar when cleaning hardwood floors so that the particles don’t spread out. One of the many useful attachments included in this DC65 Complete version is the Tangle Free Turbine Tool. It is a small unit that easily attaches to the wand with one click. All parts click in and out easily so it’s faster and more convenient.

This turbine tool has two rotating brushes on its base specifically made for cleaning pet hair or even human hair. They will roll the hair, or other thin strands that they pick up, into a ball so that they don’t get tangled into the brush cause then it would be difficult to clean.

Beware though that it is not really intended for thicker strands. Others have tried testing it to thin ropes and they did get tangled up. Another innovative breakthrough for this model is the ball technology. You can see a big gray ball right on the base of the machine, attached to the cleaner head. That’s what helps move the machine around.

It easily glides sideways, turns and pushes without effort. It is so much easier to maneuver. One problem with that is it makes it difficult to keep the machine standing upright. If you don’t lock it in properly, the handle will fall backwards. The trick is to push the handle forward and make sure you hear the click that indicates that it’s securely locked.

As specified, it includes all attachments offered by Dyson in this series. That includes a pretty handy rotating brush that you can use to reach and clean ceiling fans or other hard to reach furniture. It also comes with different brushes; soft and stiff, and a dusting tool.

The design is sleek and is something you wouldn’t be hesitant to show to your friends. It comes in metallic silver with the clear dust container on its body. It’s not very light. It weighs 19 pounds and has dimensions of 10.7 x 11.5 x 36.4 inches, Width, Depth, and Height (WDH).


  •  Powerful suction
  •  Bagless
  •  Picks up pet hair
  •  Maneuverable
  •  Very long hose and wand for cleaning stairs and tight spaces


  •  Expensive
  •  Turbine tool is not completely tangle free but it’s fine with hair
  •  Not very lightweight

Who Should Buy

If you want a real upgrade in performance and convenience in your vacuum cleaner, the DC65 Animal Complete is definitely going to impress you with all of its improved features. It gives you better suction power, easier maneuverability, and all the cleaning attachments you need. It would also be great for offices. If you are on a budget, there are other models that could also give you this quality of performance at a lower price.


The Dyson DC65 Animal Complete Upright Vacuum Cleaner is a powerful and innovative machine that will greatly improve your cleaning experience. It offers twice as much not just in performance but also in design and accessories. It also costs more but if what you’re looking for is quality, then the price won’t be a deterrent for this model.