I have been following this thread since it began, and until today have been undecided as to whether I should post or not, but here goes...
I am forever reading/hearing about how GSD owners need to buy a Dyson or a Shark, or whatever other pricey vacuum that can stand up to our mountains of dog hair. Well, back in 2008 when we first moved to Newfoundland we bought a basic cheap Eureka (bagless upright) at Walmart for the princely sum of $58, ($43US) and we just replaced it this week. That el-cheapo vacuum was used daily
for 11 years without so much as the slightest hiccup... original belt even... and it handled Sheba's hair for almost 20 months, and Chrissy's for the entire 11 years! It was quite obviously more
than reliable enough, and had tons
of suction. Anyway, we just bought a new vacuum, a Bissell this time, (as they had no Eurekas in stock) for a whole $90, ($67US) which will hopefully perform as well, and for as long, as our old Eureka did.
So call me crazy, but I highly doubt that I could ever be convinced into believing that a ridiculously expensive Dyson is a necessity for a GSD household. That old Eureka ended up costing us a whole $5.27/year ($3.90US/year) and we have always had the cleanest house in town!
Sorry, but it had to be said!