Help your friend to a little research. Go to your local public library and get a book on dog breeds with good pictures and descriptions. Read about common characteristics of different breeds - energy level, grooming needs, trainability, barkiness, etc. Then, go to your local animal shelter and see what's available. Based on what you learned, pick out a few dogs to meet and spend a little time with. Mostly likely, one of them will pick your friend.
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I have a lhasa apso. She's EXTREMELY smart (I taught her to sit in one day, and how to fetch including dropping the ball in my hand in under a week). She's just over a year old, and the breed gets to be about the size of a shih-tzu (maybe a bit smaller). She's a spunky little thing who loves whining more than barking and loves to play with you. They are hypo allergenic and barely shed (if any at all) :) Go to google images and type in "lhasa apso" (type in short hair or long hair depending on your preference) or go to Wikipedia to find out more about them :) If you want to find an adoptable one in your are, go to petfinder(dot)com or craigslist. Even though they LOVE playing with you, they also have a great metabolism and don't need to be exercised as frequently as other dogs (that's no excuse not to play with them, though!).
P.S: Mine is black with white on her chest and stomach with a bit of gray on her ears. I keep her in a pet cut (summer cut) so that she doesn't get too hot, but you can keep them at any hair length.