I've had Huskies for decades. Needless to say, the shedding season (basically 365 days a year) is tough on vacuums. I've tried most machines (except a Dyson) and haven't found anything that works well on coarse fur. This one does. The pivot design is a huge help in my place. The brush picks up the fur, but doesn't hold onto all of it and become ineffective like many others. Dumping the canister is simple and clean. For the price, I don't know if I could find a better vacuum. Shipping was a little slow, or I'd have given 5 stars.