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Dyson DC24 Animal Compact Upright Vacuum Cleaner

by Dyson
4 out of 5 stars 267 customer reviews
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  • Root Cyclone technology
  • Pet hair pickup
  • Collapsible handle for easy storage
  • Foot and Fingertip Brush Roll Control
  • 5 Year Warranty
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Product Description

DC24 Animal is an ultra-lightweight and compact Dyson Ball vacuum cleaner for homes with pets. It uses patented Root Cyclone technology for no loss of suction. Weighing in at just 11.6 lbs, it's Dyson's lightest upright, and includes a handle that compresses allowing it to be stored in small spaces. It has a motorized brush bar to remove pet hair and dirt from carpets, and a mini turbine head to clean pet hair and dirt from carpet, upholstery, and the car.

DC24 Animal also includes patented Ball technology, which allows you to steer with ease around obstacles such as furniture and household appliances. It rides on a ball, so there's no pushing back and forth to turn corners.

Patented Dyson Technology

Dyson engineers are constantly testing and inventing, trying to find new ways to make their technology work better. As they work, they file patent applications to protect their inventions from copycat manufacturers. That's why the only place you'll find Dyson technology is inside a Dyson machine.

Root Cyclone technology for No Loss of Suction Ordinary vacuum cleaners rely on bags and filters to trap all the dust and dirt. Air is meant to flow through tiny holes, leaving dust and dirt behind. The problem is that these tiny holes quickly clog up with particles of dust. This chokes the flow of air, so the vacuum cleaner loses suction. Dyson vacuum cleaners don’t rely on bags to trap dust and dirt. They use patented Root Cyclone technology, which spins the air at incredibly high speeds. The cyclones inside a Dyson vacuum cleaner generate centrifugal forces many thousands of times the force of gravity. Dust, dirt and pet hair are flung out of the airflow and straight into the clear bin. No bags, no loss of suction.

Ball Technology to Help You Steer with Ease Have you ever got frustrated pushing an ordinary upright vacuum cleaner back and forth, back and forth to steer around furniture and other obstacles? Have a look underneath it, and you'll see that's because it sits on fixed wheels- perfect if all you want to do is travel in a straight line, but not so good at corners. Frustration is an important source of invention for Dyson engineers as it sparks new ideas and new ways of solving problems. It was their frustration with fixed wheels that led them to develop a new way of turning corners.

Dyson Ball vacuum cleaners use patented Ball technology to overcome the steering limitations of fixed wheels. They ride on a ball, which pivots so you can steer with ease, changing direction with just a turn of the wrist. The idea for Ball technology came about from a Dyson engineer studying new ways to steer. It started crudely - an old wand handle attached to a wheel. Eventually the wheel became a ball - and an ideal home for the motor.

The ball itself is made of glass-reinforced polypropylene, the same material used in crash helmets and riot shields. It combines high impact strength with resistance to distortion. The ball is also where you'll find the motor. By putting the motor inside the ball, at a neutral point, Dyson engineers were able to lower the machine's center of gravity and improve maneuverability even further.
Dyson DC24 Animal Upright Vacuum
The DC24 Animal includes a motorized brush bar to remove pet hair and dirt from carpets.

Dyson DC24 Upright Vacuum Cleaner
Reach out-of-the-way spots

What's In The Box?
DC24 Animal Upright Vacuum
Operating Manual
Quick Start Guide
Mini Turbine Head
Combination Accessory Tool
Product registration card
5-Year Warranty

Dyson DC24 lightweight vacuum cleaner
Dyson Root Cyclone Technology


Motorized brush bar for powerful pet hair removal: DC24 Animal has a motorized brush bar for removing dirt and pet hair that have lodged deep inside carpets. The stiff bristles on the brush bar spin at high speeds - up to 90 times per second- to agitate the carpet pile and dislodge dirt and pet hair so that it can be vacuumed up and removed. If you also have hard floors or delicate rugs, the brush bar can be turned off so you can use DC24 Animal on these surfaces too.

Mini turbine head tool to clean pet hair from tight spaces: Pet hair doesn’t just accumulate on carpets. It also gets stuck on upholstery, beneath furniture, on stair carpets and inside your car. Powered by your Dyson vacuum's suction, the mini turbine head tool attaches to the wand to remove pet hair from confined spaces. It lets you get into all those awkward spots you couldn't otherwise reach.

Approved for allergy sufferers: All new Dyson upright and canister vacuums are certified asthma & allergy friendly by the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America.

Reversible wand: Despite its compact size, DC24 Animal has a long reach wand for cleaning stairs and awkward spaces. The wand on DC24 Animal reverses to reach out-of-the-way spots more easily and with a better grip. There are no awkward components to assemble, and you can also attach tools and accessories to extend your cleaning abilities even further.

Clear bin lets you see when it needs emptying: The bin on a Dyson vacuum cleaner is transparent so you can see when it needs emptying, and just how much dust, dirt and pet hair your new Dyson machine has picked up. Emptying is quick and hygienic- just press the button to release the dirt.

No extra costs: Other vacuum cleaners are still designed to need replacement bags and filter. Dyson vacuum cleaners don't need bags and have washable filters, so there are no extra costs.

Captures allergens, expels cleaner air: DC24 Animal includes a sealed HEPA (High-Efficiency Particle Air) filter to trap tiny particles as small as 0.1 microns. That’s about the size of a single particle of cigarette smoke. Particles this small include common household allergens such as pollen, mold spores and dust mites. And because the filter is washable you won’t need to replace it. Just give it a rinse once a month with cold water.

5 year parts and labor warranty: You'd be amazed at some of the tests that Dyson carries out to ensure they're as tough and reliable as possible. During development, a push/pull rig moves Dyson vacuum cleaners a minimum of 5,740,157 feet. The hose is kinked 9,828 times. The bin is opened 1,560 times. Upright vacuum cleaners undergo 212 different validation tests, canisters 240. That's why Dyson are so confident in their machines- they warranty all new uprights and canisters for 5 years parts and labor.

DC24 Multi Floor

DC24 Animal

DC33 Multi Floor

DC40 Multi Floor

DC41 Animal

DC41 Animal Complete

Full Size or Compact

Full Size
Full Size
Full Size
Full Size


11.6 lbs
11.6 lbs
17.6 lbs
14.6 lbs
17.1 lbs
17.1 lbs

Cyclone Technology

Root Cyclone technology
Root Cyclone technology
Root Cyclone technology
Radial Root Cyclone technology
Radial Root Cyclone technology
Radial Root Cyclone technology

Ball Technology


Cleaner Head Technology

Motorized brush bar Motorized brush bar Clutch controlled brush bar Self-adjusting Self-adjusting Self-adjusting

Engineered for Pet Hair Pick-Up


Suitable Floor Types

All All All All All All

Hose Length

8.7 ft 8.7 ft 15.7 ft 15.3 ft 15.4 ft 15.4 ft

Cord Length

20 ft 20 ft 35 ft 24.7 ft 35 ft 35 ft

Max Reach

28.7 ft 28.7 ft 51 ft 40 ft 51 ft 51 ft

Cleanerhead Width

11.1 in 11.1 in 13.4 in 12.2 in 13.3 in 13.3 in

Bin Capacity

0.19 gal 0.19 gal 0.61 gal 0.42 gal 0.55 gal 0.55 gal



Wand Type

Reversible Reversible Quick-draw telescope Instant Release Instant Release Instant Release

HEPA Filtration


Suction Power

100 a/w 100 a/w 240 a/w 200 a/w 235 a/w 235 a/w

Tools Included

Combination tool, Stair tool Mini turbine head, Combination tool, Stair tool Combination tool, Stair tool Combination tool, Stair tool Tangle-free Turbine tool, Combination tool, Stair tool Tangle-free Turbine tool, Combination tool, Stair tool, Soft Dusting Brush, Stuff Bristle, Brush, Multi-Angle Brush, Zorb Carpet Powder


5 years 5 years 5 years 5 years 5 years 5 years

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 11 x 43.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 16.4 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B004AQ014K
  • Item model number: DC24 ANIMAL NEW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 267 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #425,811 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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I live in a basement studio with two dogs and a muddy yard, and this is the perfect vacuum cleaner for me. How many times has this floor really needed a quick vacuuming, but I just didn't feel like hauling my gigantic machine out and then manhandling it around the narrow spaces? Then spending half an hour dismantling it every time it sucked up a stray cable of yarn from the carpet? Now I find myself pulling out the Dyson just to get the dust bunnies or caked mud out of one corner!

It weighs about nine pounds, it fits in all my narrow spaces without having to move the furniture, the sphere turns on a dime, and it can suck the rust off of an abandoned Studebaker. The attachments click on simply and securely. The roller has a sensor that stops it from turning the moment it detects it slowing down because something is caught in the brush, so it doesn't wind around fifty times. The bucket is easy to clean. It's even light for carrying up stairs, and the stairway attachment is so compact that it does a good job.

The Dyson technology isn't really the Dyson Sphere of sci-fi stories, an artificial sphere millions of miles in diameter built around a sun to capture every kilowatt-hour of its energy in order to power an advanced civilization. It's named after James Dyson, the Briton who invented it. He went inside a sawmill and discovered that the walls were not covered with sawdust because it had a giant fan assembly that created a cyclone effect, spinning the dust down into a collector. He immediately thought of building a vacuum cleaner with the same cyclone technology, since the accumulation of dust on the sides of a brand new bag saps half the power of a conventional vacuum within a few minutes after turning it on for the first time.
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I am not a natural cleaner. There's a difference between neat and tidy, and I'm unfortunately not either of those things. The hubby and I loathe cleaning and don't consider it a priority until things become desperate.

We have a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel who sheads tumble weeds of fur across our hardwood floors. He spends a lot of time snoozing on the chairs in the living room, which we hardly sit on anymore because they've become so fuzzy. We often find dust buffalos (much larger than bunnies) under the bed and are amazed how much small rubble can accumulate just by walking in and out of the front door.

Our previous vacuum was an 8-year-old cheapo from a big box store. We hardly used it because it was heavy, clunky, sounded like a fire hazard, stank, and seemed to kick up more dust into the air than it actually collected. It was also only suitable for our small carpeted area in the basement and then we used a Swiffer Wet Jet on the hardwood -- which was fairly close to never.

Enter the small child. Our first kiddo just learned how to crawl -- and as thus we've just learned how icky the floors truly are. People say having a baby changes everything. This is one area in life where that's absolutely true. We simply cannot ignore our floors anymore.

I did a lot of research to find the most bang for our buck. As a single-income household, it's a pretty big deal for us to invest in something this expensive.
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I have been waiting for my Oreck to die to purchase a Dyson after trying a friend's Dyson ball two years ago. Lost patience and after a lot of research on decided to buy this model. I was not disappointed in the suction or the maneuverability. I have area carpets, some 20 years old, that almost look new. I did find, though, that it did not pick up small debris. I live in the woods and the critters always bring home gifts of tiny twigs, leaves, etc that were not sucked up even after repeated slow passings with the vacuum. There are two dogs and three cats in our home; two are white. The day after I received the vacuum I tried it on a small chair. I was so excited about how clean it was (I used the mini turbine) I ended up doing all the furniture and then vacuuming all the rugs. I had to empty the bin five times! I have mild asthma so am always concerned about the air when I clean house. Even in a bright sunny room I saw no debris in the air which means I won't be dusting that off the rest of the furniture. The maneuverability was good but the machine is so light I kept picking it up inadvertantly; it is too light. I am 5' 7' and as there is no cord control at the top of the wand I had to keep a hold of the cord constantly and every time it dropped I had to bend over and pick it up. Quite a nuisane and pain in the back. Same for the on/off switch, have to bend over repeatedly. I attributed the difficulty in managing the hose to it's newness. I had to keep a death grip on it to keep it stretched out and since the machine is so light it kept coming at me and/or falling over while I was using the hose. A down side to the ball is I cannot vacuum under furniture I usually do.

Even though it does not have the ball technology, I ordered a DC28 for it's weight.
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