Dyson DC50 Animal Upright Vacuum Cleaner

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The DC50 Animal weighs just 5.4kg but has the performance of a full-size upright. The technology inside has not simply been ‘shrunk’, but concentrated – every angle and dimension re-engineered.

Four key cleaner head technologies combine to give the DC50 Animal Dyson’s most advanced cleaner head technology yet. It has been engineered for increased dirt pick-up across all floors. The cleaner head adjusts automatically to different floor types, and the brush bar contains carbon fibre filaments for removing fine dust from hard floors.

Like all Dyson vacuums, the DC50 Animal has no bag, so there’s no loss of suction. Instead, patented cyclone technology spins dust and dirt from the air. With 2 Tier Radial™ cyclones, DC50 Animal has 19 cyclones that work in parallel across two tiers to generate high centrifugal forces. More microscopic particles as small as 0.5 microns are captured from the airflow.

With Dyson’s latest Ball™ technology, even more of the vacuum’s key components are located inside the ball itself. This reduces clutter on the outside of the machine, streamlining its profile. DC50 Animal turns on the spot, steering easily around furniture and into difficult places.

DC50 Animal comes with a Tangle-free Turbine tool. It’s the only turbine tool that doesn’t tangle. Counter-rotating heads with brushes remove hair and dirt from carpets and upholstery. There’s also no brush bar for hair to wrap around.

Key features:

  • Dyson’s most advanced cleaner head technology – engineered for increased dirt pick-up across all floors.
  • Ultra-light and durable – weighs just 5.4kg.
  • 2 Tier Radial™ cyclones – Dyson cyclones capture more dirt than any other.
  • The latest Ball™ technology – turns on the spot.
  • Instant release wand – for cleaning awkward areas.
  • Captures allergens, expels cleaner air.
  • Quick and hygienic bin emptying.
  • Tangle-free Turbine tool – the only turbine tool that doesn’t tangle.
  • On-board combination and stair tool.
  • No extra costs – no replacement bags or filters to buy.

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These products are special because we negotiate exclusive discounts with our suppliers and pass the savings on to you. They're limited, either in quantity or for a period of time, but they’ll always give you excellent quality at an exceptional price.

Accessories Included
Combination tool, Stair tool, Tangle-free turbine tool
Bag Full Indicator
Cable length
H106.5 x W31.1 x D36.4cm
Energy Rating Information Graded on performance A++ - G, with A++ being the highest grade
Filtration Information Remove dust particles, mites - even unpleasant smells
Lifetime and washable
Model name / number
DC50 Animal
Number of Settings
Vacuum cleaner type
Upright Cleaners
Variable Power
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


Click & collect

Free Click & collect from John Lewis or Waitrose shops for collection Tuesday from 2pm
355 participating John Lewis and Waitrose shops

Standard delivery in 5 working days


Next, named or Saturday UK delivery


Next/named day UK delivery pre-10.30am


International delivery not available


We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.


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Q & As

Dyson DC50 Animal Upright Vacuum Cleaner 4.6 5 8 8
AN IMPROVED PERFORMANCE Really very pleased with this vacuum cleaner. It's light to carry, the suction performance is amazing and has the easiest method of emptying the dust collected. Exactly the cleaner I gave been looking for.a 20 August 2014
Excellent vacuum I was looking to replace DC07, was originally going to purchase a cylinder due to moving to a smaller property, after talking to the Dyson rep, he persuaded me to look at an upright again. Trailed it in the shop and was impressed, ideal for my small house. The suction is great, the quality excellent and easy to manoeuvre. Highly recommend it 19 August 2014
Excellent vacuum cleaner Find this light and easy to use for someone who is not strong and able. Moves round my rooms easily especially under chairs and table and furniture. Very compact to store 13 August 2014
light weight and easy to use. Delighted with this dyson. It is very lightweight and easy to manouver.Picks up really well. 05 August 2014
Much lighter My wife having used a DC14 for the last 5 years Finds the DC50 so much lighter to use and with 2 dogs in the house it is proving so much easier on a daily basis,very satisfied. 05 August 2014
Compact and light Light and easy to use, strong suction, could do with a longer hose for ceiling work. 05 August 2014
Dyson DC50 Animal Upright Vacuum Cleaner Great little worker down side needs emptying often but a small price to pay as its light and easy to carry. 05 August 2014
good, but definitely not great This is not a lightweight machine - I find it impossible to use on my stairs, so use the cordless Dyson instead. It has a lot of attachments, some of which get used more than others. I think it's a good machine, but definitely not the whiz-bang timesaver I was hoping for. The enormous ball which it pivots on, stops it from getting under sofas and cabinets, which is a pain. The attachment which we use to clean cat fur off our furniture is useful, but as we have the cordless version (as mentioned above), I think we could have done without this machine. 14 July 2014
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