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.
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


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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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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 20 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Makes vacuuming FUN ! We had our previous Dyson for several years but it was now time to replace it. After researching the market we chose this DC50 from our favourite supplier. It is perfect for us - it's very efficient (it's what every black Labrador owner needs!),. The DC50 is lightweight & highly manoeuvrable . My husband even wants to use it! 10 February 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by DYSON DC50 - The worst model yet! After owning this product for over a year now, the DYSON DC50 Animal is not a model that I could recommend in any way, shape or form. It is far too small a unit for the average family. Dyson have informed me that it is only intended for very small households or for small flats with very little usage. I would not recommend this machine for anything other than a caravan. The filter clogs up after only a weeks use - and therefore the filter needs to be washed out every week (and not every four weeks which Dyson advise). The filter is very small on this model and when it gets blocked - about every 5-7 days the suction on this machine is so bad that you may think your Dyson is faulty. The only way to resume the suction is to wash the filter - waiting 24 hrs for it to dry. The brush bar is badly made and wears out very quickly - the only good thing about this is that Dyson do replace the brush bar head - as they are clearly used to having this problem. However this is something you would expect to last more than 6 months which it does not. The hose is not even long enough to reach to the ceiling or over furniture so you have to lift the whole machine for it to reach. Stairs - well as you can imagine you have to lift the machine onto every single step. It is not good at getting into corners either. The hose attachments are very flimsy as a result of it being a lightweight machine. We have had four different Dysons over the last 20 years and without a doubt this has to be the worst model yet. Although this model does not break down regularly, it is simply not beefy enough to do the job it is supposed to do. 08 February 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by disappointed by the poor customer service from john lewis The Dyson is fantastic - nothing wrong with the product. BUT emailed JL when received note of delivery - no response. Sorted it out at this end with no help from JL, 03 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brilliant I have 2 long haired cats and I'm disabled and was recommended this vacuum cleaner. It is absolutely fantastic. Picks up all you can throw at it and it's easy to use. Not too heavy unlike some. Easy to manoeuvre. 03 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great replacement Got this for my mum and dad to replace their very old Dyson. Fantastic suction and much lighter for them. They are both 87 so they needed one that didn't weigh a ton! 03 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Happy to recommend Very light weight and compact but, don't. Let the fool you as it has great suction. I was concerned that at 6'3'' tall that it would be too compact for me, but I shouldnt. The clever design means that when you pull the handle out to extend it, it's plenty big enough for me. The compact size though makes it very Manoverable more than happy to recommend. 03 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent suction. This is a great vacuum picking up all the hairs without clogging up the brush and so easy to manoeuvre I wouldn't be without it. Useful selection of tools. 03 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by easy, effective, light to carry After years of using another type of vacuum cleaner I wasn't sure whether I'd find anything as good. After 2 months with this Dyson I feel that this has been an excellent choice - it cleans very thoroughly, moves flexibly, and importantly for me - it's light enough to carry easily up and downstairs. The flex is longer than on earlier versions, and emptying is very straight forward. I'm delighted with it. 03 February 2015
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