If you're wanting some form of filtration to keep the dust from being blown back out, the handheld vacuum does have a filter that can be removed and washed regularly.
If you have pets and stairs, you know how fur gets stuck in the back area that connects the step to the riser. I'll often use my hand to loosen it up. Reviewers feel this vacuum has strong suction and is light enough to maneuver around.
One thing that drives me nuts is having to clean the hair off of the beater brush of my vacuum cleaners. This Shark has a self-cleaning pet power brush that removes the hair wrap for a better cleaning.