The Bichon is a fluffy, little white dog that loves human company. It has an independent spirit, is intelligent, affectionate, bold and lively. This charming, gentle dog is not a yapper. It has a self-assured, happy temperament that is easy to live with. These bright little dogs are easy to train and just plain old love everyone. They need people to be happy. They are naturally sociable and are happiest when they are part of a family that takes them everywhere. This sociable trait also means that they are fine in the company of other dogs and pets and are excellent with children. The Bichon Frise can live in an apartment if it gets enough exercise. They are fairly active indoors and will do okay without a yard.
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is an affectionate and happy dog, always seeming to be wagging its tail. Outgoing and sportive, these fearless lively little dogs are eager and willing to please. They are intelligent enough to understand what you want and therefore are easy to train and respond well to gentle obedience training. They are said to be naturally well behaved and get along well with other dogs. Cavaliers love people, enjoy companionship, and need rules to follow and limits to what they are allowed to do. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a pleasant companion dog. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are good for apartment life. They are moderately active indoors and a small yard will be sufficient.