They're all nice when they're pups. In one of my old jobs there was a bichon frise in the office all day every day. The little shit barked all day every day and was no craic at all. Basically it was a cold, emotionless creature with nothing but fluff going for it.
we used to have neighbours with a bichon frise that was pretty funny. we had one of our foster dogs outside with us, tied to a tree as she was prone to running off after other dogs, and the bichon frise started trolling her by running around in big circles and swooping past just out of reach to drive the foster dog mental. she looked like she knew exactly what she was doing. she was an affectionate little fluffball too.