From Wikipedia's Bichon Frisé article
"The well-bred bichon frise is gentle mannered, sensitive, playful and affectionate.Bichons love to jump into a comfy lap and settle in for their daily snooze. Bichons aren't one of the dogs that when you enter a room will just sit and do nothing, they are energetic and love seeing and pleasing their human companion. A cheerful attitude is a prominent hallmark. Most Bichons enjoy sociality with people and other dogs, and are best when there is a lot of activity around them. People who are considering keeping a bichon frise as a pet should know that these dogs are smart and playful, but require a great amount of human attention. They are happiest when they are the complete center of attention. Bichons are non-moulting dogs and are suitable for people with allergies. The bichon is difficult to train, but are amazing happy creatures that love the company of children."