Miele Cat and Dog Vacuum Review: A Great Vacuum for Homes with Pets

The Miele Cat and dog vacuum also known as the Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog Pro is a high performance vacuum cleaner that is specially designed for with pets such as dogs and cats. Due to high amount hair shedding by these pets, every dog and cat owner must consider having this vacuum cleaner. The vacuum cleaner is not only great at picking hair, but also human hair, dirt, dust and debris on all types of floors. The excellent suction power is what makes the vacuum cleaner great for vacuuming on all types of floors.

Another impressive feature of vacuum is its ability to absorb pet odor lingering around your home. It is a must have vacuum cleaner for homes with pets.

What's in The Package?

  • Miele Complete C3 Cat and Dog Vacuum Cleaner
  • Combination floor head tool
  • A TurboBrush
  • Mini TurboBrush
  • An Upholstery Nozzle
  • A Crevice Tool
  • A Dusting Brush

Design and Features

The quality of build of the Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog Pro is simply great and sturdy. With a weight of 7 kilograms and with a bagged cylinder, moving around and cleaning on different types of floors is easy and effortless. Additionally, to ease movements, the vacuum is fitted with well-articulated front wheels and casters on the rear side which makes it easy to drag around even on medium pile carpets.

Another feature of the Miele C3 vacuum is that it utilizes the self-sealing HyClean bags.

Features at a Glance

  • The Powerline Motor- the vacuum is fitted with a super powerful motor which derives high suction power makes is great at collecting pet hair and other dirt.
  • Turbo Brush-the vacuum cleaner comes with a TurboBrush which enables the user to capture pet hair, dander and dirt on all types of floors including medium pile carpets.
  • A wide range of accessories and attachments- Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog vacuum comes with attachments and accessories such as an upholstery nozzle, a mini TurboBrush, a dusting brush, and a mini TurboBrush among others to meet all your cleaning needs.
  • Convenient and easy to reach controls-the vacuum comes with both hand and feet (+ and –) controls for easy and convenient use of the vacuum.
  • An Active AirClean filter- the vacuum utilizes a highly efficient filters to ensure the air circulating in your home is well filtered.

Pros & Cons


  • It has a Powerful suction strength
  • It is relatively quiet compared to competitor brands
  • It has six powerful suction levels
  • Extremely effective at picking up pet hair and human hair
  • It comes with an AirTeq head which is great for vacuuming hard floors
  • It can be used for the car interior vacuuming
  • It is relatively lightweight and easy to maneuver around
  • It is versatile and can be used for cleaning multiple floor surfaces


  • The cable is relatively shorter
  • The turbohead is too large for standard stairs




Name of the model

Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog Canister Corded Vacuum

Filter Type

HEPA Filters


23 Pounds


120 Volts (AC)


1200 watts


4.8 Quarts

Noise level

60 dB

Attachments and Accessories

Crevice Tool, dusting brush, upholstery tool, floor brush


19.52 x 11.18 x 8.94 inches

Best for?

Carpet, Upholstery

Form factor


Filter form

Active AirClean filter

 Who Should Buy Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog Vacuum?

As the name of the model suggests, the vacuum is excellent for heavily shedding pets such as cats and dogs. The Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog Vacuum is among the top recommended vacuum for people with pets. Although the vacuum is recognized for its ability for clean up after your pets, it performs well on all types of floors including the low-pile and medium pile carpets. So, every home owner would benefit by using this vacuum cleaner.

A Performance Review of Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog vacuum

The vacuum bears the name of two popular pet which are big at shedding their hairs.  Additionally, the vacuum picks up all types of dirt including human hair, debris, dust and other particles on the floors and trapped on the carpets.

The powered TurboBrush is excellent at picking up dirt on all types of floors including on the medium and high-pile carpets. Also, the brush helps the user push the vacuum on textured surfaces such as on carpets.

The vacuum has six level of suction levels, from mild to powerful depending with your cleaning needs. For instance, the 890-watt brushless motor has so much suction output. Additionally, the vacuum has six speed settings and you can also reduce the suction speed using two adjustable valves located on the handle.

When it comes to emptying the Miele C3 vacuum cleaner, you need to remove the dust bag and dump it away. Unclip the hose and open the lid on the front side of the vacuum. Also, you will not have to worry about getting your hands dirty because the Miele bags seal themselves. Although bagged the Miele Complete C3 vacuum is easy to operate.

Comparison Chart: Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog Vs. BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus Lightweight Vacuum Vs.Dyson V8 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner


Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog


Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus Lightweight Vacuum

Dyson V8 Animal Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner


7.26 kg

6 lbs.

5.64 Pounds

Run time


Up to 100 minutes

40 minutes



110 Volts

21.6 V

Cord or Cordless




Bag or Bagless




Types of filter

HEPA, traditional filtration system

Unibody Filter


Included Accessories

Crevice nozzle, Furniture nozzle, floor nozzle, Telescopic wand, carpet and hard floor tool, turbo brush, mini turbo brush, upholstery tool, and dust bag

Cleaning tool and side brushes, 2-in-1 Pet Dusting Brush, Pet Turbo Eraser Tool

Upholstery tool, Crevice tool, dusting brush, and Hard floor head, mini power head, Telescopic wand

Dust Cup Capacity

4.5 L

0.6 L

0.14 Liters

Cleaning type




Cleaning radius

12.0 m

12 inches

9.84 inches

Suction power

1200.0 W

330 Watts

Adjustable / 525 Watt

Input power

1100.0 W


110-120 V

Noise Level

76.0 dB

70 dB

73.3 dB maximum

Carrying Handle




Automatic cord rewinder




Cord length

8.5 m

30 inches


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1.Is there a difference between Miele C3 cat and dog and Miele C3?

There is no significant difference between the Miele C3 and Miele C3 cats and dogs. The difference between the two vacuum models are the attachments and tools. However, the vacuums in the C-series have similar features.

2.How do I know if the vacuum filter needs a replacement?

The Miele filters come with an indicator strip that gradually changes from green to red as the year progresses. When the strip is green, it means the filter is good, when the strip turns red, it means you need to replace the filters. Remember you must change the filter after every three months or after every replacement of four bags. However, if you are using the Miele HEPA AirClean SF-HA50 Filter or the Miele Active AirClean SF-AA50 Filter, remember to change it after every 50 hours.

3.Do the Miele C3 cat and dog and Miele C3 have HEPA filters?

Yes, the Miele C3 cat and dog and Miele C3 use HEPA filters. The vacuum is specially designed to pick up pet hair and dander and counter the allergens that cause allergies.

4.Does the vacuums in the Miele C3 series have a powerhead?

Yes, the vacuums have powerheads and the lightest C3 powerhead is the SEB217-3 which is lightweight and sleek and maneuvers easily through obstacles. Additionally, if you do not feel like changing the attachments after cleaning the carpets to cleaning bare floors, turn off the roller brush by using the switch on the handle and use the tools on the hard floors.

5.Can I wash Miele filters?

No the Miele filters are not washable. Once its full, you need to replace it. If you are using HEPA filters, when it turns to red, that’s when you need to install a new filter.

6.How can I reset my Miele vacuum head?

You only need to remove the debris and dirt that is clogging the powerhead. Also, you can try resetting it by clicking on the reset button of your vacuum cleaner. Check for the reset button under the handle of the canister on the left side of the vacuum.

Video of Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog Vacuum Cleaner

Watch the Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog vacuum in action. Click the video below:


The Miele Complete C3 Cat & Dog is a perfect vacuum cleaner for homes with pets that shed heavily such as cats and dogs. It has a large capacity dust bag that can hold up large amounts of dirt. Also, it uses HEPA filters that is suitable for people who struggle with allergies due to pet dander and dust. Also, the vacuum has garnered hundreds of positive reviews over the years. You can bet that this vacuum will not disappoint.


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