May. 22

CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Dyson DC 43 Animal Vacuum Review & Giveaway!!




Dyson is the most rec­og­nized and most pop­u­lar brand of vac­u­ums across the world. When one men­tions vac­uum clean­ers, Dyson imme­di­ately comes to mind.

It’s defi­nitely not a secret that Dyson pro­duces and sells stand-out vac­uum clean­ers both upright and can­is­ter style. Dyson aims to con­tinue their suc­cess­ful line of vac­u­ums, and even came out with a model geared towards pet-owners, and the chal­lenges of dreaded pet hair!!






Hav­ing the plan of buy­ing a new vac­uum cleaner for months now, I was so ecsta­tic when the great folks over at Dyson Canada con­tacted me to do a review and give­away with them here at CoolCanucks!!

I am assum­ing that the DC 43 Ani­mal Vac­uum was lit­er­ally flown here by a leer jet because it hon­estly arrived shortly after being asked to review it! I give Dyson a huge Kudos right there for the fact that their deliv­ery time was phenomenal!

I put this vac­uum together with­out the help from my hus­band, as it comes with very easy instruc­tions. If I can put it together, any­one could! They let me choose from the newest stan­dard Dyson Vac­uum, or a spe­cial one specif­i­cally for ani­mal own­ers. With hav­ing 3 dogs, the Dyson DC 43 Ani­mal Vac­uum it was!






The Dyson DC 43 Ani­mal Vac­uum is a Dyson Ball™ upright vac­uum with the lat­est Radial Root Cyclone™ tech­nol­ogy. It gen­er­ates the strongest suc­tion power at the cleaner head, to pow­er­fully remove dust, dirt and pet hair from the home. Includes a Mini tur­bine head to clean pet hair and stub­born dirt from uphol­stery, stairs and the car.

I am very proud to boast that the Dyson DC43 Ani­mal Ball is a Bag­less Upright Vac­uum, which means no more hav­ing to run for bags unlike on most other vac­u­ums. To me this also means a greener world, as they no longer con­tinue to use bags!





Watch this short video to see it in action:







I had a short list of pros and cons on this vac­uum, so I called for­ward an expert for the con:


The Pros:


~ The DC 43 Ani­mal Vac has EXCELLENT suc­tion, I was impressed by this.

~ Who­ever invented the ball was a com­plete genius! I love how easy it maneu­vers so eas­ily and turns on a dime!!

~ I find it very light­weight for car­ry­ing it up and down the stairs

~ The floor tool piv­ots great and gets down low under beds, furniture

~ Tur­bine tool is made well and doesn’t power out

(Tur­bine tool is used to clean pet hair and stub­born dirt from uphol­stery, stairs and the car)

~ Another thing that impressed me is that the Dyson Ani­mal uprights and can­is­ter are cer­ti­fied asthma and allergy friendly™ by the Asthma Soci­ety of Canada.

~ I have three dogs, and my other vac­uum would just basi­cally roll over the hair and pick up a lit­tle here and there — the Dyson DC 43 Ani­mal vac hon­estly removed the dirt and pet hair that was on my liv­in­groom area rug, as well as the upstairs and down­stairs car­pet like noth­ing! I was amazed to see all of the gross stuff in that clear cup (that also comes off to empty into the garbage and re-attaches very eas­ily by the way)


The 1 Con:


~ The price. Very expen­sive and dif­fi­cult for a lot of peo­ple to buy although many many peo­ple want one! :)


{Answer from the Expert:}


“Per the cons – yes, you do get what you pay for.


  • For many allergy suf­fer­ers vac­u­um­ing means tak­ing dust out of the rug and back into the air they breathe = health hazard!


  • Dyson Vac­u­ums actu­ally leave  the ambi­ent air 150% cleaner than it was before you vacuumed!


  • Dyson full sized vac­u­ums come with a com­plete 5 year door-to-door  war­ran­tee  (they pick it up and deliver it back to you for free – and if the unit can­not be fixed, they send you a new one – all within a few busi­ness days!)


  • Also – with a Dyson there are no bags to buy and the fil­ters are all wash­able in cold water = never need to be re-purchased.


So, the added cost of a DYSON pays for itself in benefits.”







Only in Canada. Dyson has selected Canada as the first global mar­ket to roll out all Ball tech­nol­ogy.  This June, the com­pany is intro­duc­ing its new, lighter third gen­er­a­tion Ball tech­nol­ogy – and its first ever Ball can­is­ter that glides effort­lessly along behind.

James Dyson did away with bags, replac­ing them with cyclone tech­nol­ogy.  Now, Dyson is doing it with wheels, too.  They’re gone, gone for good, replaced by lighter, more manoeu­vrable and pow­er­ful Dyson Ball™ tech­nol­ogy that’s suited to uprights and – for the first time – can­is­ters.


James Dyson

“Cana­di­ans love inven­tion.  They’ve backed Ball tech­nol­ogy so much so that Canada will be the first coun­try in the world to wave good­bye to wheeled vac­uum clean­ers.  No more shuf­fling back and forth with fixed wheels, now we’re turn­ing on a dime, all the time.”


Dyson’s Ball™ tech­nol­ogy – on both uprights and can­is­ters – is about manoeuvrability.


Dyson’s first can­is­ter vac­uum clean­ers with Ball™ tech­nol­ogy – the DC36 and the DC37 – are engi­neered to fol­low faith­fully. The machines use an artic­u­lat­ing chas­sis and cen­tral pivot point for nego­ti­at­ing tight turns.  They don’t snag on fur­ni­ture.  They don’t drift on hard floors.  And they don’t top­ple. The uprights – DC42 and the big­ger DC43 – ride on a ball and turn on a dime. They nip into cor­ners. They dart around sofas.  And, with their instant tele­scopic hoses, stretch up stairs.

Motors, elec­tron­ics, duct­ing and air­ways are all neatly com­pressed within the ball, bal­anc­ing the vac­uum clean­ers around their low cen­tre of grav­ity, mak­ing can­is­ters that are eas­ier to pull, and uprights that are eas­ier to push. Dyson has 223 Ball™ tech­nol­ogy patents and patents pending.


New Ball tech­nol­ogy™ replaces the tra­di­tional wheels with a smooth, free flow­ing and light­weight ball that steers into dif­fi­cult places. The new Dyson ball vac­uum clean­ers took 6 years, 497 engi­neers and 2496 pro­to­types to develop. The result? Can­is­ters and uprights with greater maneu­ver­abil­ity. No awk­ward moves. And of course, there’s no loss of suction.


Cleaner Heads
The DC36 cleaner head has ultra-fine car­bon fibre fil­a­ments to remove dust from hard floors and nylon bris­tles for car­pets. DC37 has the Trig­ger­head; a sim­ple fin­ger trig­ger acti­vates the brush bar – on for car­pets, off for hard floors.

Cana­dian homes have mul­ti­ple floor types; hard wood, tile and car­pet.  Dyson Ball uprights self adjust to any floor sur­face, ensur­ing the strongest suc­tion at the cleaner head. Long bris­tles pen­e­trate car­pet to remove ground-in dirt, while shorter bris­tles remove sur­face dust and pet hair.  A pro­tec­tive seal tack­les dust on hard floors.


Radial Root Cyclones
Other vac­uum clean­ers still rely on bags or fil­ters to trap dust, los­ing suc­tion over time. Dyson has been con­tin­u­ally refin­ing vac­uum cyclone tech­nol­ogy since invent­ing it more than 20 years ago. Dyson’s Radial Root Cyclone™ tech­nol­ogy cap­tures more micro­scopic dust than any other cyclone.  Every angle of each air­way is honed to ensure micro­scopic par­ti­cles – as tiny as 0.5 microns or 1/5,000th of a pin head – are spun out of the air­flow and cap­tured in the bin.



All Dyson Ball™ vac­uum clean­ers are avail­able at and major Cana­dian retail­ers: Future Shop, Best Buy, The Bay, Home Out­fit­ters, Sears, Cana­dian Tire, The Brick, Wal­mart, Home Depot, and inde­pen­dent retail­ers across Canada.











Dyson Vac­uum clean­ers come with a five year parts and labour guarantee.


  • Inside the ball: DC37 has 112 com­po­nents crammed in a per­fect con­fig­u­ra­tion into the ball, includ­ing the motor, duct­ing and 6.5m cable.
  • Patents: There are 106 patents and 117 pend­ing patents relat­ing to tech­nol­ogy used in Dyson Ball™ vac­u­ums. An addi­tional 39 patent appli­ca­tions and 18 reg­is­tered design appli­ca­tions have been filed for the new floor tools.
  • Hygienic bin emp­ty­ing: The new machines all have a trigger-bin emp­ty­ing sys­tem. So with the press of a but­ton, dust and dirt can be emp­tied directly into the waste bin.
  • Robotic and peo­ple test­ing: Myr­iad tests were devel­oped for the new ball cylin­ders; from a com­plex steer­ing track to a laser for map­ping tra­jec­tory. One test involved 50,000 rep­e­ti­tions of pulling the machine around cor­ners to ensure its stability.






  • Malms­bury, Wilt­shire is Dyson’s research and devel­op­ment hub with 650 engi­neers con­ceiv­ing, design­ing and devel­op­ing new technologies.
  • Dyson machines are now sold in over fifty countries.
  • Dyson is recruit­ing 300 peo­ple across the busi­ness, of which 200 are engi­neer­ing roles. The aim is for at least half the roles to be taken up by grad­u­ates includ­ing mechan­i­cal engi­neers, fluid dynam­ics engi­neers, aero­dy­nam­ics engi­neers, and acoustic engineers.


Dyson engi­neers are cur­rently devel­op­ing the next gen­er­a­tion of fans, hand dry­ers, vac­uum clean­ers, dig­i­tal motors and other – cur­rently secret – technologies.







This Dyson DC 43 Vac is much lighter than my other vac­uum and a lot eas­ier to han­dle for tight spots! The ball makes it amaz­ingly easy to maneu­ver on all floor sur­faces. It lit­er­ally turns on a dime with the twist of the wrist!! Design and ergonom­ics are top notch, so is the pull-out hose which is very handy. Emp­ty­ing the can­is­ter is sim­ple, just pull the can­is­ter out and press a but­ton, the bot­tom opens and every­thing falls right out into your garbage. This is the best vac­uum for ani­mal hair!

I truly adore this vac­uum for both car­pet and solid sur­face floors. It works excel­lent on all floors. It works so good at pick­ing up dog hair and dirt we never actu­ally knew we had. The Dyson Canada DC 43 Ani­mal Vac­uum sucks up pollen and aller­gens as well. Words can’t even express how phe­nom­e­nal this machine really is! Just be care­ful about where you empty the dirt can­is­ter. Dust and dirt does tend to fly when emp­ty­ing it so be sure to empty it out­side or in the garage.





Dyson Canada never dis­ap­points. I will never use another vac­uum in my life other than Dyson! Dyson sells the best vac­u­ums, period. Not only are their vac­u­ums amaz­ing, but their cus­tomer ser­vice skills as well as deliv­ery time were also above outstanding!

Dyson Canada gets a huge thumbs up from Cool­Canucks, and I rec­om­mend them to everyone!!!!!



♥→I received prod­uct for review.  The opin­ions within this post are of my own and I was not influ­enced in any way.  Please do your own research before pur­chas­ing prod­ucts.  Your opin­ions and results may dif­fer than mine.←♥



Win It!! Enter my sweep­stakes give­away below for a chance to win a Dyson DC 43 Ani­mal Vac­uum! Open to Cana­dian res­i­dents only.



How to enter: All entries must be sub­mit­ted using the Raf­fle­copter form below. After you com­plete the easy manda­tory entry, you can do as many bonus entries as you’d like to increase your chances of win­ning. I will be check­ing for dupli­cate entries to make sure it’s fair, and no cheat­ing will be tolerated!



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» 7 Responses to “CoolCanucks Blog Contest ~ Dyson DC 43 Animal Vacuum Review & Giveaway!!”

  1. Tara
    May 22nd, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Amaz­ing give­away! thanks.

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  3. Jolene Fleming
    May 22nd, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I have an Aus­tralian Cat­tle Dog (Blue Heeler) who has been blessed with a triple coat (accord­ing to our Vet) Need I say more?

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  5. Jack Davis
    June 12th, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    When you have a hairy pet you need a Dyson DC 43 Ani­mal Vacuum!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  7. Lee-Ann
    June 17th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I can’t for the life of me find “Alexa Review” on the blog page. I would love to enter this giveaway…three cats and two dogs means a lot of ani­mal hair.

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  9. Tricia Cooper
    June 18th, 2012 at 6:31 am

    I need this vac­uum because it has so many great features!

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  11. craig
    June 24th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    we have a son with allergies

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  13. Jason Smulders
    June 28th, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    I need this vac­uum because my vac­uum is awful.