One + Two + Three Madan Brush Giveaway — YEAH!!!

Brand new Brushes
Grooming is Glamorous Celebration @ Maltese Obsession! No fireworks == just giving away Burshes, Combs, Tail Combs, Band Scissor, and DOLCE FLIP Tool!
Madan Brush Giveaway Contest
Madan Pin Brush Giveaway Contest == Help us Celebrate the Launch of Maltese Obsession: Grooming is Glamorous

Maltese Obsession’s Artistic Director & Co-Photographer will randomly select our winner(s) for our first giveaway contest(s)

MO is simply passionate about sharing the joys of home grooming our pet maltese family members.    Even if you take your pet maltese to the groomers for their cuts, they still need daily care and brushing!

BRUSHING?!!!…well there are lots of GOOD, BETTER and BEST choices for combs and brushes out on the market!    One that is relatively affordable and effective is the Madan Pin Brush and the Madan Grooming comb.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange Madan Giveaway ContestOrange ‘Softy’ Madan Brush + Orange Aluminum Grooming Comb CONTEST RULES

Maltese Obsession Celebrates:    Brush + Comb + Band Scissor GIVEAWAY CONTEST
Maltese Obsession Celebrates: Brush + Comb + Band Scissor GIVEAWAY CONTEST

Baby Blue Madan Brush + Blue Steel Tail Comb + Blue Band Scissor CONTEST RULES

Purple Madan Pin Bursh + Purple Steel Tail Comb ++++ Dolce Flip Tool

 

 

 

Purple Madan Brush + Purple Steel Tail Comb + Dolce FLIP Tool ==== NO CONTEST RULES == JUST A RANDOM WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN based on Maltese Obession (MO website + MOFB + MOYoutube).

Round 2: GTGT Madan Brush Giveaway = ORANGE Madan + ORANGE x-long Comb

“Madan “Orange Softy’ PIn Brush + Aluminum x-Long pin Comb — Giveaway Contest

“CONTEST IS NOW OFFICALLY CLOSED” == “WINNER TO BE CONTACTED BY MOH”!!!!

“CONTEST IS NOW OFFICALLY CLOSED” == “WINNER TO BE CONTACTED BY MOH”!!!!

Maltese Obsession ‘GTGT’ Giveaway Contest:    RULES for Round 2

GTGT = Go To Grooming Tool!

  • Please list your FAVORITE and ‘CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT’ GTGT here in the comments section
  • Show us a picture of your GTGT under the same picture above of DOLCE (with the Orange Brush) on our Facebook page in the comments section of same picture
  • Entries must be submitted by Sunday, June 22nd Midnight 
  • Winning Maltese Obsessed owner must live in the United States
  • Winning Maltese must be subscribed to MO YouTube & FB

We at Maltese Obsession are OBSESSED with grooming and sharing some of our GTGT’s with our Maltese Obsessed friends.    Even if you take your maltese to a groomer, it is very useful to have a brush and a comb handy for daily brush outs!    Mat’s be gone when you enjoy time bonding with your fluff during daily brush outs!

Good Luck and Happy Grooming!

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Orange Madan Regular Pin Brush GIVEAWAY CONTEST == this brush has a SOFT pin cushion and is great for dogs that are sensitive to brushing.
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The Orange x-long pin Aluminum Comb is great for overall combing and finishing, but also the wide set teeth are great ‘in a pinch’ for pulling out a band.
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Madan Aluminim xLong pin Comb is also a great tool to lift the hairs when doing clipper work OR to use as a guide when clipping the dogs.

Our blog on the ‘Orange Madan Pin Brush’

Our blog on the ‘COMBS COMBS COMBS’

Dolce’s Daily Care Routine: Maltese Brushing, Tear Stain Cleaning, Teeth Brushing and Top Knot

Dolce shares our daily morning ‘Maltese Care Routine’ in a video tutorial, which will include:

  • Top Knot Flip aka ‘Dolce’s Flip’ top knot
  • Tear stain cleaning and eye hair drying
  • Teeth brushing
  • Brush out
  • Dingle Berry (aka:   Hitch Hiker, po0-poo, visitor, doo-doo) removal
  • Post brush out ZOOMIES

Dolce hanging out with Pinky after the video shoot

Dolce:  last clipper groom 2 months ago!   She is growing out nicely!

Products discussed:   Link to our Favorites all Sourced on Amazon

  • Heart ponytail flip tool (available on Amazon)
  • Contact solution (any brand that contains Boric Acid).
  • Virbac C.E.T. Vanilla MINT Enzymatic Toothpaste
  • Virbac C.E.T.  small toothpaste
  • Chris Christensen Ice on Ice Detangling spray
  • Pure Paws Classic Shine Conditioning Spray
  • Madan Apple Green FIRM Cushion brush
  • Madan steel tail comb
  • Chris Christensen 7.5″ #000 Coarse/Fine Buttercomb

Links and more information about combs and brushes used are in the below listed blogs/vlog

Comb Review and Blog

Madan Brushes and Chris Christensen Burshes Reviewed

Green Madan Pin Brush with FIRM Cushion is reviewed here

Dolce and Pinky wanting a Special Treat after their Video Tutorial Tapings

Battle of My Favorite Brushes: Madan Pin vs CC Fusion & Wood Pin

Battle of my Favoriate Brushes

Madan Brushes vs. Chris Christensen CC Fusion & CC Wooden Pin

This is my first blog entry using the FB notes. I am always sharing both information and dog grooming tools with friends, so I decided to start journaling my opinions and experiences here.    My kids asked me to journal all of my thoughts on what dog foods, grooming tools, bedding, accessory brands etc.    They wanted to be able to reference my journal notes for when they leave the nest and become individual dog owners of their own.    Maltese Obsession Notes:    Dedicated to my pack of kids and dog, with LOVE!

The maltese dogs have hair, similar to humans requiring the proper brushes to effectively brush and maintain their coats.   The number one complaint I have heard is that dogs do not like to have their LEGS nor TAIL brushed out, so some owners just do not EVER brush out their Maltese dogs.   I guess the philosophy is that we want to be humans and not hurt our dogs nor cause them any anxiety.

Owners will have their maltese legs shaved pretty short at the groomer, thinking that this will alleviate any need to brush them out between grooms.   Sadly, sometimes having the legs shaved MAY cause an even greater need to brush daily (depending on the coast and length of the trim), as the new hair growing out will NATURALLY tangle with the existing hair and cause mats really close to the skin (OUCH).

Brush Bouquet
MATS HURT the dogs and really should be loosened, brushed out or ‘if all else fails’ CUT OUT, in order to prevent the dog from having pain or developing serious skin issues.   If I imagine someone pulling a clump of my hair 24/7, it naturally brings tears to my eyes, and I have a pretty high tolerance for someone pulling on my hair….   My daughter has a super hypersensitive scalp and does not tolerate harsh brushing AT ALL, so if I imagine one of my dogs having that same low pain tolerance, I am saddened to think that any mat would be causing them that much CONSTANT 24/7 pain.

Dogs will learn to LOVE or at least tolerate DAILY brushing with the right tool specifically made to do the job. I am an avid cook and I guess the comparison I would use is that you wouldn’t use a wok to grill a pancake nor would you use a fry pan to boil water for pasta?! Yes, I have a Maltese obsession as well as a food obsession.

Left to Right:   CC Fusion Pink, CC Wooden Pin, Madan Small Oval SOFT, Madan Regular MED,  Madan Oblong Pink MED
Best way to see how gentle a brush is on your dog is to try brushing your hair with it first. I personally like to test my brushes out on my scalp sensitive daughter. If it gently takes out tangles on her hair without hurting her, then it has passed the 1st round test for me.
The brushes reviewed below will work great on any drop coat breed. I have used them on silky coat, cottony coats and curly mixed breed coats with great success.
New puppy owners or new-to-home-groomers should be very careful using any type of brush near a dogs face, until both YOU and YOUR FLUFF are calm and comfortable with the brushes and the brushing process. We wouldn’t want to accidentally poke an eye or pinch an ear or PULL ON A MAT = OUCH.
Madan Lavendar SOFT Small and Baby Blue MED Regular
Let’s take a look at the Madan pin brushes first.
These come in a Rainbow of Colors. The cushions vary between SOFT (Orange), to MEDIUM (Black, Blue, Baby Blue, Green, Lavender, Pink, Purple and Red), and finally HARD (Black brush with a RED cushion + Apple Green). If you live in the US, they can be most easily purchased from www.toplinepet.com using Paypal, but she will also allow for mail in check payment if you make a special request.
Lavendar Small SOFT, Baby Blue Reg MED, Oblong Pink FIRM
  • Madan Small is    $20    9 rows of 22mm pins MED/Firm  
  • Madan Regular is $22   11 rows of 22 mm pins 
  • Madan Oblong is $20    7 rows of 22 mm pins
Let’s take a look at them being used on our morning brushing of Dolce.
Lavendar Small $20     Baby Blue Regular $22


 The cushion is slightly firmer then the larger baby blue one pictured below, but the difference is pretty negligable in its functionality. 

Lavendar Madan Small Soft $20.   Great size for entrée body and legs 

This small size is perfect for ears, tail, body and maneuvering around the legs. The cushion allows the pins to turn and pull out of a mat, rather then pull and hurt the dog. This is why one should always go sorting with a brush on the sensitive areas (LEGS, TAIL, EARS). 

 
Combs in these sensitive areas will harshly pull on even the tiniest mat and our dogs NEVER forget this OUCH, and will protest a comb coming in any direction near these sensitive areas. I only use a comb after I have thoroughly brushed out all areas of the body. COMBS produce and awesome finish on the coat, but only after all tangles and mats have been painLESSly brushed out.

 

Madan Regular Baby Blue MED Pin Cushion $22, LOVE THIS SIZE
This Regular BABY BLUE is my absolute favorite brush to use. The only soft (REGular) cushion is on the ORANGE, which I do not own (YET). The baby blue has a soft enough cushion on it that dogs usually never complain when I use this on their legs or tail. I may invest on the ORANGE for this softer cushion, to be used on any guest dogs that I groom that might be too sensitive around their legs. 
 
I once had a mixed breed YELP at me even when she saw the brush going anywhere near her legs. She pretty quickly got used to the Baby Blue approaching her legs, and stopped yelping –cute lil’ pup.
 
A new puppy or rescue dog would probably benefit from getting used to being brushed with the SOFTEST ORANGE regular size brush. Anyone out there own the Orange Softy?
 
Jenny’s website www.TOPLINEpet.com www.TOPLINEpet.com states that she is expecting the SMALL SOFT LAVENDER to come in soon.   Hmmm …My fluffs will let you know the verdict on the SOFT ORANGE and the SOFTY Small Lavender…stay tuned
 

Here is Part 2:   which reviews the Orange Softy  https://malteseobsession.com/2014/05/orange-smooth-vs-baby-blue-favorite.html

 
 



Though this brush is slightly larger then the small brush, I find it just as easy to brush out all parts of my maltese legs and body. It is too large to use around the ears and face safely, for tiny dogs under 10#.

It is ideal to use a detangled spray first on the legs and tail to softly brush out these areas without going all the way to the skin. You will feel if the brush catches and check first to ensure that there are no major mats. A detangling spray, together with a great brush like the MADAN, will facilitate the brushing and help alleviate pain from pulling. After surface brushing, I like to lift the hairs and brush out the legs in layers from the bottom of the leg upwards, ensure that the hairs closer to the skin are nicely brushed out. I do plan on another FB Notes entry and a VLOG on my daily and weekly brushing routine.


Madan Oblong Pink (FIRM cushion) $20

Here is the light Pink Oblong FIRM Cushion Madan brush. I originally thought that this would be my favorite brush for my dogs based on the nice 1.5″ width of the brush head. Though the skinny width of this brush is nice, the FIRM cushion makes this brush my DOGS LEAST favorite. My dogs do show a slight dislike when I brush them with this brush. This brush isn’t necessarily my GO TO brush, but I do use it weekly and it look lovely in my Waterford BRUSH BOUQUETS…


Chris Christensen’s Small Wood Pin Brush in Purple: This brush comes in a Large 8 1/2″ body and a Small 7″ body. The small has 6 rows of 20mm wood pins, which make the pins shorter then the Madan brushes.

  • CC Purple WOODEN pin brush, shorter stubbier pins then the metal pin brushes

    8 1/2″ Large Wood Pin $35 (comes in Lime Green, Blue, Purple, Pink, and Black)
  •   7″ Small Wood Pin        $25 (comes in Lime Green, Blue, Purple, Pink, Black, Bright Yellow)


The website www.Chrissystems.com www.chrissystems.com shares the value of the brush as 100% static free and a gentle detangling brush. I chose the smaller 7′ brush as I would use this particular brush specifically on the legs and tail for detangling purposes. I always mist my dogs with a conditioning spray and/or a detangling spray prior to brushing their legs or tail. 

This wooden pin brush does indeed facilitate gentle brushing out of any mats. Severe mats should first be worked out with a detangling spray and your fingers. Daily minor mats come out pretty gently by spraying first with a detangler, followed by gently brushing out with this genius brush. 

  • Static Free? = YES
  • Gentle on dogs legs? = YES
  • Effective for brushing out loose mats? = YES
  • Groom Grip handle = nice
  • Cool choose of colors = FUN!
CC 7″ SMALL Wooden Pin Brush
CC 7″ SMALL Wooden Pin Brush

http://www.chrissystems.com/grooming-tools/brushes-/pet-grooming-show-dog-and-cat-wood-pin-brushes.aspx



I’ve been working with this brush daily on my fluffs to evaluate how much I really like them as I normally like to have ‘ONE IN EVERY ROOM’ if I feel that it would be a staple for my daily grooming. While I do find this brush to be incredibly functional and would use it for dogs with sensitive legs and ears, I feel like it isn’t a brush that I would keep in every room of my house. 

The wooden pins being shorter and thicker in girth then the Madan brushes, I feel that the hairs on the legs, ears and tail of my dogs are not as cleanly separated and brushed ‘fluffed’ out with this particular brush. I can eventually get the coat to be completely separated and fluffy brushed out if I brush them long enough, but that takes time….

I seem to get a better ‘fluffy brush out’ when I do a full brush out with the Madan brush, followed by a nice follow up with a large CC comb. 

I did indeed wait for a day with high level of static to compare this ‘no static’ brush to the Madan, and indeed the CC Wooden pin would be my go to brush for those static filled days! 

Overall one can’t go wrong with any of the Madan or CC brushes. My favorite is still the Regular Baby Blue Madan, but I use the others throughout my house and grooming bag. The one brush that I would toss in the garbage (wait — I actually did toss them), are any slicker brushes. My dogs hate them and I …well I tossed them. That is just my personal preference, but I also let my dogs tell me what they favor.

The last brush that I wanted to review is the Chris Christensen KoolColor Fusion. These brushes have a higher density of pins, which are polished brass. 

  • Large Fusion 8 1/2″ body is $50 with 20mm polished brass pins (Black, Blue, Lime, Purple, Pink, Bright Yellow)
  • Large Fusion 8 1/2″ body is $55 with 27 mm (Black, Blue, Lime, Purple, Pink, Coral)
  • Smaller Pocket 7″ body is     $45 with 9 rows of 27mm polished brass pins (Black, Blue, Lime, Purple, Pink)


http://www.chrissystems.com/grooming-tools/brushes-/pet-grooming-show-dog-and-cat-pin-brushes.aspx

Top:   CC 7″ Fusion Hot Pink, Madan SMALL SOFT Lavendar, CC Fusion Small, CC 7″ Wooden Pin

The above photo shows the size of the CC Fusion compared to the Small Madan and the CC Wood Pin. These are all great sizes for working both the body as well as the hard to reach areas such as the legs and around the ears and lower beard. The photo shows that the Madan head and overall brush length is SLIGHTLY longer then the CC 7″ brushes. I do not notice any functional differences based on size.


Pink CC Fusion 7″, Lavendar Madan Small, Blue CC Fusion 7″

 

The CC Fusion brass pins are 27mm whereas the Madan small is 22mm. I measured the pins of both of these and there is only a 3 mm difference between them. You can see the from the photo above that there is a very slight difference in the length of the pins. The middle lavendar Madan small pin brush has slightly shorter pins then the CC Fusion small brushes on either side of it.


I once traveled with my grooming kit to groom a Malti-Poo, who had severe matting in her legs. This Madan Fusion worked wonders on her very curly coat. I brushed her pretty thoroughly and then clipped her body. The brush fluffed her so nicely that using a Bravura with a metal comb attachment created an even and fluffy body throughout. Sadly this brush had too firm a cushion to use on her sensitive legs and I didn’t have the wooden pin brush, nor a detangling spray in my kit. My verdict was that this was an AWESOME brush to use on this curly malti-poo, but that the owner should invest in a detangling spray as well as a CC wooden pin OR a Madan ORANGE (softest cushion) brush.

Boutique of Brushes displayed in a Waterford Vase


And here are just a few more pictures of the different brushes next to Dolce’s face for size comparison.

Madan Regular Baby Blue (Medium Cushion) $22
Madan Pink Oblong $20
CC 7″ Wooden Pin $25

The CC wooden pin brush has the dullest tips, so the likely hood of injury to the eye or any area from the pins is less then the CC brass pin or Madan pin.Again, I would caution being careful using any of these brushes around the eyes, until your fluffs and YOU are comfortable with the brushing process. If you have a nervous or a dog that jerks it’s head around, it is safer to just stay clear of the face in order to ensure that no eyes get accidentally poked. I remember reading somewhere ‘Humanity Before Vanity’.

Verdict? The Madan brushes are less expensive and if you are like me and love having one in every color, then you can purchase 2 Madan brushes for the price of one CC Fusion. I personally like having brushes in all the rooms of my house that I hang out in with the dogs, so that I can brush them wherever I am. I have brush bouquets in every room and it is more affordable to fill my brush vases with Madan brushes. My grooming station and grooming kit hold both Madan and CC brushes as I reach for both/all of my grooming brushes for major grooms. If I had to pick only one brush — I would grab the Baby Blue Madan Regular, but who knows I may try out the SOFT ORANGE Madan and that might be my new FAV. What is your FAVORITE brush?? What is your fluffs FAVORITE brush??

Thanks for visiting!

SUMMARY of BRUSHES AND PRICES Reviewed Here:

MADAN

  • Madan Small is    $20    9 rows of 22mm pins 
  • Madan Regular is $22   11 rows of 22 mm pins  
  • Madan Oblong is $20    7 rows of 22 mm pins

USES:    These steel pin brushes are excellent for daily brushing, brushing and straightening the hair during blow drying.

 

CHRIS CHRISTENSEN

WOODEN::

  • 8 1/2″ Large Wood Pin $35 (comes in Lime Green, Blue, Purple, Pink, and Black)
  • 7″ Small Wood Pin        $25 (comes in Lime Green, Blue, Purple, Pink, Black and Bright Yellow)

USES:    These wooden pin brushes are excellent for daily brushing, brushing and straightening the hair during blow drying.


FUSION BRASS PIN

  • Large Fusion 8 1/2″ body is   $50 with 20mm polished brass pins 
  • Large Fusion 8 1/2″ body is   $55 with 27 mm 
  • Smaller Pocket 7″ body is     $45 with 9 rows of 27mm polished brass pins 

 


USES:    These CC Brass pin brushes are excellent for daily brushing on a CLEAN, DRY COAT

Note:   All fluffs as wells as their groomers have different tastes, needs and favorites.   Not every SPAW treatment need be the same.    Maltese Obsession is happy to share our PAWSITIVELY Perfect GO TO Grooming experiences.