German Shepherds shed like crazy! Keeping up with the sheer amount of fur they shed daily can drive every German Shepherd owner nuts. With German Shepherds’ shedding habit, you’re forced to vacuum up after them multiple times per week regularly.
Even with the help of the best vacuum cleaner, it takes a lot of time and effort. Unless, of course, you don’t mind with all that stray hair on your furniture or clothes. Fortunately, a robot vacuum is here to help tackle your household chores. You can set this automatic cleaner to run on a schedule, so you have more free time and less stress.
Here’re some best robot vacuums for German Shepherd hair ranked in order.
The Best Robot Vacuums for German Shepherd Hair of Feb, 2020
1. iRobot Roomba i7+
- Empties on its own : You don’t have to think about vacuuming for months at a time; Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal with AllergenLock bag holds 60 days of dirt, dust and hair
The iRobot Roomba i7+ is more costly than other brands, but it’s hand down the best overall robot vacuum I’ve been tested so far. The i7+ comes with cutting edge design and technology.
One of my favorite features of the Roomba i7+ is its automatic dirt disposal system. Yes, you hear that right, this robot vacuum can empty itself; it’s the first robot vacuum in the world equipped with such a feature.
This means you no longer need to see, touch, or smell what your robot vacuum picks up as everything in the bin is emptied into a sealable bag automatically.
You would love its boost technology that gives the Roomba i7+ ten times more suction power compared to vacuums in the 600 series.
Furthermore, if you’re technology-savvy, you’ll love that you can control this vacuum with a voice command by connecting it to Alexa or Google Home. Or you can also use its companion iRobot Home app to set up cleaning schedules from anywhere.
Pros: Most users are quite impressed by the performance of this iRobot Roomba i7+. They particularly praise the incredibly advanced mapping system, self-emptying feature, and the options to schedule and customize cleaning preferences.
Cons: A few users noted that the i7+ sometimes gets stuck, but this happens only maybe once a cleaning cycle.
2. Neato Robotics D7 Connected
- Dustbin capacity - 0. 7 liters. Corner-cleaning ‘D’ design -- round robots can’t reach corners, and corners are where the worst dirt hides. Our industry-leading design gets you a complete floor clean
Neato Robotics is one of the most well-known brands in the robot vacuum industry, and their newly released Neato Robotics D7 Connected truly lives up to its name.
With the combination of powerful suction and high-performance brush roll, this robovac gives you an optimal cleaning result. If you have a lot of rugs and carpets at home, worry no more, as D7’s large wheel allows it to climb high-pile carpet.
Its big brush (blade and bristle)—70% larger than the one on leading round robots—and broad cleaning path (12 inches), making it easy and quick to pick up pet hair and other debris. In addition, it has a sidekick spinning brush that helps push all the debris close to the edges and D-shape that makes it easy to reach the corners and clean pet hair accumulating there.
And just like the iRobot Roomba i7+, you can control the vacuum using the Neato app, or you can connect it to Amazon Echo, Google Home, or an Apple Watch. Not forget to mention, with the My Floor Plan feature and the innovative No-Go Lines, you can use the app to draw lines on a virtual map to restrict certain areas from the robots.
Pros: Many dog owners like how agile it is when compared to the Roomba, and it costs less too. Users also said that the mapping and the No-Go lines features are killers. One particular map feature that customers like is the D7 will tell and show you on the floor map if it gets stuck.
Cons: Some users said it took them several tries before they could get the D7 to make its initial map. Users also pointed out that the documentation is poor (no WIKI, FAQ, or knowledge base).
3. Shark IQ Robot Vacuum
- Forget about vacuuming for up to a month with the bagless, self-emptying base. Holds up to 30 days of dirt and debris.
The Shark IQ Robot Vacuum is a cheaper version of the iRobot Roomba. It does have its own issues, but for some people, this robot vacuum meets their cleaning needs and budget.
One similar feature that both Shark IQ and iRobot Romba have in common is a self-emptying base. In terms of performance, the Shark IQ boasts powerful suction power combined with a tangle-free brush system; it does an excellent job of picking up pet hair while keeping the hair from being tangled around the unit.
The Shark IQ has added smart mapping navigation in its new release. With this feature, the Shark IQ can map out your home and uses the information to find their way around a room and calculate the optimal route.
It is Wi-Fi enabled, so you can control the unit from anywhere using your smartphone. The app allows you to control and guide the robot. You can select which room you want the unit to be cleaned or to avoid.
This robovac also comes with a good filtering system that captures the tiniest particles, such as dust, dander, and other allergens.
Pros: Many users said that it works great on hard floors and carpets. They also loved how easy it is to set up and use. You can start or stop the robot, schedule the runs, and resume the robot once it gets stuck, all from your smartphone.
- Some users noted that the unit took a long time to return to its dock and sometimes the self-emptying feature didn’t work, the rover’s dust bin and filter still need to be checked and cleaned every few days.
- Some users complained that it takes a long run to complete the map. A few cases took 54 runs before the mapping is completed.
- No HEPA-filter.
4. Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 30C
- Wi-Fi Convenience: The EufyHome app, and Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant voice control-services let you accomplish your vacuuming needs with zero effort from you.
The Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac is another highly popular robotic vacuum perfect for beginner robot vacuum users. This robot vacuum was voted “the best smart robot vacuums in 2018” by reviewed.com.
It has 1500Pa of suction power and is equipped with three brushes—one main brush and two edge-sweeping brushes—to give you an optimal cleaning experience.
The main brush does a great job of picking up pet hair and other messes from hard floors, tile, laminate, and low-to-medium pile carpets while the slim design and the edge-sweeping brushes allow the 30C to clean hard-to-reach spots like low-built furniture and appliances.
Though it works well on hard floors and low-to-medium pile carpets, this vacuum is not suitable for cleaning high-pile carpeting or very dark-colored floors.
To boost its performance even further, Eufy incorporates its vacuum with what they call BoostIQ technology. With this technology, the 30C will automatically increase its suction power when it runs into high-traffic areas that need extra attention, such as a kitchen and hallway.
Despite having a powerful motor, the 30C is very quiet. It emits only a 55 dB noise level, which is an excellent choice if your dog has anxiety when the vacuum is turned on. It has a built-in Wi-Fi system to connect with the EufyHome application or to connect the 30C with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant if you prefer voice control.
One downside of this robovac is that it has no smart mapping technology. This means the robot cleans randomly, does some areas multiple times, and has to be guided into an area it missed. However, it does come with magnetic 13.2-foot boundary strips that allow you to keep the robot away from a specific area or item.
Pros: Overall, most users were satisfied with this robovac. Slim design, fantastic suction power, and user-friendly app are just a few things customers love most about the Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 30C.
Cons: That being said, this robovac is not suitable for high-pile carpeting. And a few users also noted that there is no smart mapping technology, and therefore, the cleaning patterns are random.
5. iRobot Roomba 980
- Power Lifting Suction delivers 10X the air power for improved pick up performance; Automatically increases cleaning performance on carpets with Power Boost (Compared to Roomba 600 Series and AeroVac System)
Although the iRobot Roomba 980 is not the latest release from the Roomba lineup, with many of its built-in functionality, it’s still worth to consider.
As one of the top performers in the robot vacuum market, the 980 offers many features that dog owners would find attractive like automatic recharging and resuming, WI-Fi connectivity, app control, long runtime, and HEPA filter, just to name a few.
This robot vacuum has a powerful motor and suction, dirt detection technology, and tangle-free multi-surface brushes, which together provide excellent performance.
Its AeroForce Cleaning System, combined with CarpetBoosts technology, gives the 980 the extra boosts it needs to zip through carpets and rugs as well. Be aware, though, it can get really noisy on carpets.
As for the navigation, the Roomba 980 utilizes a smart mapping technology that allows the robot to map its surroundings and cleans in straight lines instead of zigzagging everywhere.
Another plus of this robot is its user-friendly mobile app. The app lets you manage your cleaning preferences, cleaning schedule, and history. It also provides information if the dustbin requires cleaning.
Pros: Most users said that this vacuum is a huge time saver. It picks up a lot of dirt and pet hair and able to clean trapped pet hair from hard to reach and dark places like under furniture and cabinets.
- High price.
- The loud noise produced by the CarpetBoosts mode might scare some dogs.
- A few users found the dustbin was a little difficult to empty.
6. iRobot Roomba 690
- Sleek, premium design complements your home décor; Includes 1 dual mode virtual wall barrier for more control over where your robot cleans
The iRobot Roomba 690 is a cheaper cousin of the Roomba 980. It’s not as advanced as the Roomba i7+ (or 980) but still comes with many useful features such as Dual Mode Virtual Wall Barrier, 3 stage cleaning system, Wi-Fi connectivity, and excellent filtration.
The 3-stage cleaning system includes Dual Multi-Surface Brush, edge sweeping brush, and strong suction to loosen and lift all dust, dirt, and pet hair. It also has Dirt Detection technology that alerts the robot to ramp up its sucking power if it detects a lot of dirt or hair.
However, unlike the Roomba 980, it does not use rubber carpet agitator, but still uses ordinary, effective carpet brush. If you have high-pile carpeting or simply a lot of carpeting, I would suggest a stronger robotic vacuum.
You have three ways to control the Roomba 690. You can press the clean button on top of the robot to start or stop the cleaning. You can schedule cleanups using the iRobot home application. Or you can use the Wi-Fi connection and connect the Roomba 690 with Amazon Alexa or Google Home to give it voice commands.
Last but not least, you can keep the robot away from specific areas using one Roomba Virtual Wall Barrier.
Pros: Overall, this robot vacuum is great for light maintenance cleaning.
- Because it does not map out the floor plan, users noticed that it often hits walls or obstacles, or takes off in a random direction.
- It has a hard time going over carpets or rugs.
- It also has a difficulty to return back to its charging dock.
Buying Guide and Other FAQs
If you would like to know how to choose the best robot vacuum for German Shepherds hair, please read our robot vacuum buying guide here.
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