Skip Navigation

Dyson Ball Animal 2

High-performance upright vacuum

7 Reviews | 1 question - 1 answer

California customers: Please click here for your Proposition 65 warning.

Item # 011UP20

This item is no longer available.

Shop all Vacuums & Air Purifiers


Our take on the Dyson Ball Animal 2

No run-of-the-mill vacuum cleaner has ever kept up with the messes made by my son and his dog. The Dyson Ball Animal 2, on the other hand, is equipped with innovative Radial Root Cyclone™ technology that picks up mud, mystery spills, fur, and even microscopic particles.

Included attachments make the Dyson Ball Animal 2 an indispensable household tool.

The included turbine attachment makes the Dyson Ball Animal 2 indispensable for cleaning up pet hair and dander.

Strongest suction of any vacuum

No run-of-the-mill vacuum cleaner has ever kept up with the messes made by my son and his dog. The Dyson Ball Animal 2, on the other hand, is equipped with innovative Radial Root Cyclone™ technology that picks up mud, mystery spills, fur, and even microscopic particles.

Measured at the cleaner head — where the important work gets done — the Dyson Ball Animal 2 has the most powerful suction of any vacuum around.

Whole-machine HEPA filtration traps allergens so you can breathe a little easier. And the filter is washable, so you won't have to buy and install new ones every few months.

Versatile and easy to use

The vacuum works equally well on tile, wood floors, or carpet. Included attachments help with specific tasks:

  • all-purpose combo tool gives you handheld control for spot cleaning
  • wand and long-reach hose attachments help clean in hard-to-reach locations
  • turbine tool removes pet hair from carpets and upholstery
  • specially designed stair tool lets you give special attention to a high-traffic area

A special quick-release mechanism lets you empty the 1/2-gallon bin without getting your hands dirty. The filter is removable and hand-washable for a lifetime of reliable service.

Incredibly durable

The Dyson Ball Animal 2 is made from ABS plastic and shatter-proof polycarbonate — the same materials that make football helmets and riot shields so tough. We've seen the torture tests Dyson puts these machines through, and were impressed to see them come out looking good as new. They're built to last a decade-plus through every kind of mess your family can devise.

Product Highlights:

  • powerful vacuum for carpets, wood floors, vinyl and tile
  • whole-machine HEPA filtration traps allergens
  • Radial Root Cyclone™ technology captures microscopic dust particles
  • active base plate on cleaner head automatically raises and lowers to seal in suction
  • 1/2-gallon bin volume
    • convenient quick-release emptying keeps your hands clean
  • self-adjusting cleaner head
  • washable lifetime filter
  • 35-foot cord
Included Accessories:
  • wand and long-reach hose attachments for hard-to-reach locations
  • turbine tool removes pet hair from carpets and upholstery
  • all-purpose combination tool
  • stair tool
Dimensions and Warranty:

What's in the Box:

  • Upright vacuum cleaner with attached 35' power cord
  • Removable dust bin (installed)
  • Long Extension tube (purple/gray)
  • Tangle-free Turbine tool
  • Handle
  • Crevasse brush/tool
  • Stair tool
  • Tool holder
  • Base plate/floor brush assembly
  • Operating Manual
  • The Story of Dyson booklet
  • Registration envelope

Outstanding! Beyond expectations!

Mike, Cedar Grove, NJ


Dyson Ball Animal 2 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(7 Reviews)

Powerful but hard to maneuver.

Melissa from Boston, MA on 11/26/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This is a powerful vaccuum but it is very bulky and difficult to maneuver. I think I am missing pieces to it as well as it lists 2 attachments that I do not have. The hose it hard to utilize in certain positions.



Dyson Ball Animal 2

Crutchfield customer from Shawnee, KS on 5/10/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Replaced a 10 year old Dyson with this one. As expected the newer model was far superior. Easy to assemble and use.



Dyson Ball Animal 2

Mike from Cedar Grove, NJ on 1/2/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Outstanding! Beyond expectations!

Pros: Amazing

Cons: Really not any besides it a little big. But even with that easy to maneuver

Amazing vacuum.

Rich from Wheatley Heights, NY on 12/14/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Upgrading from an older Dyson to this new Animal 2 unit, I can only say I'm in awe of how strong the suction is and how much more dog hair it pulls from my carpets versus my older Dyson upright vacuum. Well worth the money if you have furry pets.

Pros: Best vacuum for pet hair!

Cons: A little on the heavy side.

Dyson Ball Animal 2

Crutchfield customer from Amarillo, TX on 12/12/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have mostly hard surface floors and this is awesome! I no longer have to sweep first and then vacuum. The way the vacuum seals the edges is great so it doesn't throw crumbs across the floor like most vacuums do. I recommend to anyone with hard floors!



No contest!!

J from Phoenix, AZ on 10/7/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Can't beat it. Awesome suction and overall performance.

Pros: The best vacuum I have ever owned.

Cons: None

Great suction and reach is excellent.

Matt from Tolleson, AZ on 8/20/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent quality, I have higher 10' ceilings and the hose and wand with attachments easily reaches everything! The tools stay attached well, unlike cheaper vacuums. I have a tile home with carpeted bedrooms, and the vacuum works excellent on all surfaces. I would have given 5 stars, but, I have 1 plush rug in my home and the vacuum is a little difficult to manuever on it. Great on regular carpet and thin rugs though.

Pros: Long cord, all the accessories you could need, turns and manuevers easily, strong suction.

Cons: Not so great on thick plush rugs.


Hands-on research

Product Research


Overview: The Dyson Ball Animal 2 is a powerful upright vacuum cleaner with the strongest suction of any vacuum (ASTM F558, tested at the cleaner head, dust-loaded against the upright market). It has a self-adjusting cleaner head, and comes with an instant-release wand, long extension hose, and a tangle-free turbine tool. The Animal 2 weighs 17.35 pounds and has a long 35-foot power cord.

Radial Root Cyclone Technology: The Dyson Ball Animal 2 uses Dyson's patented cyclone technology in which powerful centrifugal forces spin dust and dirt out of the air and into the bin. A total of 15 cyclones, arranged across two tiers, work in parallel to increase airflow and capture fine dust.

Dirt Bin: The unit has a large capacity (0.55 gallons) clear dirt bin that is detachable from the vacuum for easy cleaning. When the bin gets full, simply remove it from the vacuum and press the button to release the bottom door. There are no bags to change, and you never have to touch the dirt.

Washable Filter: The Animal 2 has a washable lifetime filter. It is recommended that the filter be washed with cold water at least once a month. It should be allowed to completely dry over a 24 hour period before reusing.

Self-adjusting Cleaner Head: The unit features a 13-3/8" wide base plate/floor brush assembly. The self-adjusting cleaner head automatically raises and lowers to maintain a maximum seal for optimum suction across all floors without having to adjust from hardwood and tile to carpet. The powerful motorized brush bar is approximately 12" wide, and deep cleans your carpets. You can easily switch off the motorized brush bar whenever you are on hardwood floors.

Extension Hose and Instant-release Wand: For cleaning surfaces above the floor, you can use the attached extension hose and instant-release wand. When you set the vacuum in the upright position, the suction automatically transfers to the long-reach extension hose, which can easily reach 15 feet. You can use the included Turbine Tool, Combination Tool, or Stair Tool directly with the hose, or attach them to the instant-release wand for extra reach and control.

Turbine Tool: The tangle-free Turbine Tool has two rotating brushes that spin in opposite directions to pull in pet hair and dirt from carpets and upholstery without tangling.

Stair Tool: The non-powered Stair Tool can be used for stairs, as well as other hard-to-reach places where the floor brush can't reach.

Combination Tool: The non-powered Combination Tool is ideal for quick cleanups. It has a 2" x 1" nozzle for reaching into narrow crevices. For other jobs, there are long bristles you can slide and lock into place when needed. The nozzle and bristles are at a 45° angle for better coverage. This tool works well for cleaning up high.

Our Product Research Team

At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team. They verify what’s in the box, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

Q & A

Customer Q&A

Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

my old vac died.. and crutchfield rules [ ronald  Aug 26, 2018 ]
Postive past experience with Dyson products [ DAVID M  Jul 18, 2018 ]
Purchased one for my wife several months ago, she loves it...this one is for our cabin! [ Thomas  Dec 02, 2017 ]
Replacing my older Dyson... GREAT on pet hair.... but NOT good on long/shag type carpets.. the attachments are GOOD... great suction on pet hair.. the best I found. Also it was on sale.. this is a luxury item for me as the price .. even with the discount is a bit much for my budget sadly BUT to me, it's worth the splurge .. MERRY CHRISTMAS ?? [ Bernadette  Nov 29, 2017 ]
This will be my 3rd Dyson ball vacuum, 2nd Animal Dyson. So far I have had no issues. [ Diane  Nov 28, 2017 ]
We were tired of below average vacuum performance [ Adam  Nov 08, 2017 ]
Needed a new vacuum and wanted to get a quality one. [ Jamie  Sep 12, 2017 ]
It's what the wife wanted! [ Thomas  Jul 17, 2017 ]

1 question already asked

No. The cleaning head is directly powered. [ Matthew  Aug 24, 2017 ]