The Chizer is a hybrid between the Miniature Schnauzer and the Chihuahua. Country of Origin: The Chizer originated in the United States of America.Original Purpose: The Chizer is a great family companion. Breed Characteristics: The Chizer is playful, happy, alert, gentle, and intelligent. The Chizer makes a very loyal companion dog for the entire family but need to be socialized at a young age. Chizers tend to be very active and require daily exercise. Chizers generally are highly trainable with positive reinforcement. Life Expectancy: Average life expectancy for the Chizer is 10 - 13 years.