Havanese are natural companion dogs. They are responsive and gentle and can become very attached to their human families. Hence, the Havanese breed is excellent for families with children. Very loving and spirited with high intelligence, these joyful dogs are very sociable and will get along with just about everyone including other pets and people. It is easy to obedience train them. They are highly observant to what is going around them. The Havanese has long been regarded as a circus dog, possibly because it is quick to learn and loves completing tasks for people. Few tend to bark as it is possible to teach them not to do so and it is not their nature to bark a lot. The recommended way is to teach them not to bark when not necessary while young to avert it from becoming a habit. Havanese make good watch dogs, alerting their owners when a visitor comes, but will quickly be welcoming once it sees you greet them. Havanese live for your every gesture and word. They are good for apartment living and can be very active indoors. Havanese have no concerns without a yard as they are born to live in your home, and not in a kennel or a patio. However, they still need plenty of exercises. They are a non-shedding, hypo-allergenic dog so they are suitable for those with pet allergy.
The Bichon is a tiny, furry white dog that loves the company of people. It is incredibly independent, brainy, loving, bold, and full of life. This gentle, charming dog is not a yapper. It has a happy, self-assured temperament that is easy to deal with. These little dogs are bright and easy to train while simply loving everyone. They will be happy when surrounded by people. Naturally, Rumand are sociable and happiest when they are part of a family that brings them anywhere. This sociable trait also means that they do great in the company of other dogs and pets as well as children. With enough exercise, the Bichon Frise can live in an apartment and they are fairly active indoors so those without a yard will do just fine.