1. Dr. Sibylle Ott on January 28, 2023 at 12:33 pm said:

    Referrence for 3C Harlequinpinscher
    Finally, since may 2022, I´m a proud owner of a real Harlequin Pinscher, our Phoenix from 3C Harlequins! A wonderful dog, smart,curious, spirited, funny, social and easy to handle. To be honest: she can be stubborn sometimes. Sure she has personality and is much more than a sweet little lapdog. Her appearance is exactly like the old german „Zwergpinscher“ (minpin): a delicate dog, small but not dwarfed and more robust than it looks.
    I´m addicted to dogs, specially pure breeds. I inherited the „dog breeders gen“ from my grandpa Tobias Ott, who breed German Shepherds. He sold his most beautiful dog, Katja von Blasienberg, to the USA 1936. I still own a picture of her, taken from her american owner. I´m beeding minpins, originally a german breed, since 2010, when I realized, that they are as ready to perform and spirited as German Shepherds, but more healthy than this many other breeds. I´m a vet, so that point is very important to me. My kennels name is „mostly harmless“, a quotation out of the book „Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxie“ from Douglas Adams.
    When I dealt with the breeds history, I learned, that there have been more colours in the pinscher breed than today, like solid black. „Merle“ or „harlequin“ occured twice, in the „Karlsbader“ and „Wiener Harlekinpinscher“. But unfortunately some colours didn´t survive and the modern german standard allows only red and black and tan. I started to search and learned, that american breeders brought back colours to the breed by intercrossing Prager Rattler 30 years ago. Today, the colours are still there, but the Rattler type, round head, strong stop, big round eyes an thin legs, is crossed out. I immediately wished to get one of these dogs, but it took me years (and a lot of money) to get my Phoenix, thanks to Lindsay Davis Clark, Janice Burns (Hilltop Acres) and my very good friend Tom from Arizona, who brought Phoenix over.
    Phoenix is a real minpin an fits in easily in my pack of „Zwergpinscher“, she has a very good social behaviour. Her looks are exactely like the old german minpin: long legs, delicate, pointed snout. The modern german minpin is somewhat heavier, more muscular, less stop, full cheeks and there is only one size allowed. So there is still work to do to get a standard minpin with more colour which may hopefully get the aknowledgement of the german kennel club. I appreciate the contact and cooperation with the american Harlequin breeders, thank you!

  2. David Little on August 7, 2022 at 8:32 pm said:

    David Little recommends C3 Harlequin Pinschers.
    August 3 at 10:51 PM ·
    C3 Harlequin Pinschers and Lindsay are absolutely incredible! Jim B is the Perfect pup, and I don’t say that lightly. We lost our boy min pin, Aeko, in December after 13 years. Our girl min pin, Seyo, is 14 now so it’s been a long time since we’ve had a puppy in the house. Never thought we’d love another pup as much, and are totally shocked by how intelligent, well behaved, totally house trained, doggie door trained, kennel trained, etc. etc. etc. he is. It’s unbelievable actually. He’s just over 4 months old, and you’d think we’ve been training him for years. Plus too, he’s such a good looking , healthy pup with the most unique personality ever! Lindsay kept in touch with us constantly throughout the process, and made the whole experience so memorable! We felt like we already knew Jim B by the time we brought him home:). Thank you, thank you, thank you Lindsay and C3 Harlequin Pinschers!

  3. Ilona Warren on May 4, 2022 at 9:42 pm said:

    Ripley was born on Christmas Day 2021 and is growing up so fast. Thank you for breeding such a beautiful girl and teaching her her name and all the other training you provided. We also appreciated all the goodies that arrived with her when we picked her up at the airport. She is so much fun and healthy as can be. Everyone that meets her thinks she is gorgeous, well that’s because she is haha. From the time we placed a deposit, to when we received her, it was all flawless. Thank you to you and your family for all you have done. <3

  4. Rachelle Corwin on May 4, 2022 at 6:02 pm said:

    I’ve love our little Harley, she keeps us on our toes right along with her brother and sister. She is a beautiful pup who attracts lots of attention when we take her out for socializing. She is perfectly healthy. We we’re also very happy about how smooth our purchase was and we are more then thankful for the help getting her and her adopted older brother home. Can’t go wrong with a pup from C3. I’m also thankful for the friendship I have built with Lindsay and Billy from C3 over the past year and a half. I will keep sending photos as she grows and throughout her life as long as I can.

  5. Lindsay Clark on May 4, 2022 at 1:47 pm said:

    Indy is such a beautiful girl! I’m so happy she is with your loving family. Father’s Day is around the corner.. he can’t say no to a gift! LOL

  6. Christie Pickett on May 4, 2022 at 12:47 pm said:

    Thank you Lindsay for raising such a wonderful pup. Our Indy is such a blessing!! Thank you for also always being there if I have any questions. You’ve always been so helpful!! I will definitely reach back out when we are ready for another one. I’m ready now, but my husband isn’t lol.