Introverted Dogs and Extroverted Cats
People ask me if I'm a dog or a cat person, and that's kind of like saying 'are you a potato starch cheese pizza person or a coconut ice cream person' Like. I enjoy both a lot. But if you held a gun to my head and made me choose, I'd give you an equally as confounding answer- I like dogs that act like cats, and cats that act like dogs.
Grey Hound, Borzoi, Afghan Hound, Havanese
Siamese, Ragdoll, Main Coon
There are lots of others, if you Google the question. But these are my favorite.
I've petsitted sight hounds and Siamese, and now I own a Siamese (not that I think intentionally owning cats is technically defensible through a vegan ethical lens, she just popped into my life randomly and smashed my resolve, ok?)
These are a perfect balance- they will not demand your attention and bother you all day and bounce off the walls, nor will they disappear so you don't see them for days at a time. They ask for affection politely and are ok if you're busy or distracted. :3