I have a DC25 animal and this becomes my second Dyson. I now prefer the Canister as it gets under so many things the upright will not like the couch and chairs. This vacuum is great on the stairs as it will nicely sit on the steps as you work your way up. I also found that the hose is much easier to work with than on the upright models. One thing not mentioned in the product info is that you also get three smaller attachments for the wand which really help getting into small spaces or cleaning cobwebs off the ceiling.