The Bichon frise is a lower-allergen dog in the same way as poodles. Because they have a curled coat, it is harder for their dander to escape. Further, as they are groomed quite often, they shed less dander into a home environment. The Bichon frise a small dog that is generally known to have a happy temperament. The ASPCA has tips on living with small dogs, including how to control barking and aggression issues.