Dog Breed Profile

Chizer History

The Chizer is a dog with a life expectancy of 10-13 years. The Zagrebački Podruc or “Zagreb Hound” is a hound that originated in Croatia in the 15th century. The Croatian word “Podruka” means “pack”, and “Zagreb” is the capital city of that country. Therefore, the Zagrebac means “dog of the pack”. The breed was originally used by hunters to chase down the animals they were hunting, such as deer, foxes or rabbits. In the 1800s, the Zagrebac was imported to England, where it was known as the “Croatian Hound”. The Kennel Club in England recognized the Croatian Hound in 1885. The Dalmatian was also recognized as a distinct and separate breed at that time. The AKC officially recognized the “Croatian” in 1889, and the name was changed to “Dalmatian” in 1897.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Chizer Physical Characteristics

The Chi Tzu is a small, toy-sized dog breed that typically stands between 9 and 11 inches tall at the shoulder and weighs between 9 and 16 pounds. They have a compact, slightly rounded body and a double coat of hair that is white and tan, or cream and tan. They have a pointed muzzle and almond-shaped eyes. The Chi Tzu has a beard, low-set tail, and a thick, bushy tail. They have soft, silky hair and a sweet, playful personality.

Eye Colors


Nose Colors


Coat Colors

Pied, Gray, Cream, White, Brown, Black

Height Range

Male Height Range: 6 – 14 inches

Female Height Range: 6 – 14 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 4 – 15 lbs

Female Weight Range: 4 – 15 lbs

Chizer Health

Description of breed health.


12-15 yrs

Chizer Health Concerns

Liver Disease, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Von Willebrand’s Disease, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Cataracts, Pancreatitis, Arthritis, Skin Diseases, Gastric Dilation Volvulus

Chizer Temperament and Behaviour

The Chizer is an extremely rare, small, and delicate breed of dog. They are extremely loyal to their owners and are highly protective. They are gentle and affectionate with family members, but may be wary of outsiders. They get along well with children and other pets.

Chizer Activity Requirements

Chizers are small, yappy dogs that were originally bred to hunt rodents. These spunky little pups have big personalities, and they love to be involved in everything you are doing. While Chizers are not the most energetic of breeds, they do require at least an hour of activity each day. This can include a 30 minute to 1.5 hour long walk or play session. If you are looking for a bouncy, happy dog who will keep you on your toes, a Chizer may be right for you. These dogs are intelligent, loving, and fun-loving. They are happiest when their owner is around, and they enjoy being involved in whatever you are doing.

Miles Per Day

5 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

1 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Chizer is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Chizer is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Chizer is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Chizer is part of the Unclassified group.

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