BSDV (Bold Social Defiant Vocal)
This is a cat who demands attention. He confidently rules his world, announcing his presence and seeking interaction with anyone he meets. If 'allowed' outdoors (actually he probably is a cat who insists on going out) this cat is probably well known in his neighborhood. He is often a cat who has a regular routine of stopping in for a visit and a snack at homes or businesses in the area. The BSDV tends to be a 'chatty' cat. He will provide escort to passersby as they stroll through his territory, frequently giving running commentary as they walk along. Well meaning individuals may mistakenly assume that he is asking for assistance when all he really wants is to pass the time of day.
As a kitten the BSDV is a handfull, loud, active, and very entertaining (as long as he gets his way). From the start, this is a cat who likes to be in charge. Being a social kitten he is probably inclined to initiate play among his littermates. He may appear to be a bit of a bully. He needs to remain with his mom and siblings long enough to learn how to play like a gentleman. If you take him home with you before he has learned feline social graces, he may never learn to keep his claws sheathed and his bites soft. The behavior of the BSDV cat in a multi-cat group is probably largely determined by his early experience with other cats.
If you share your home with a BSDV cat you will probably find him charming, but perhaps a bit overwhelming. A bright BSDV cat learns early on that people are trainable. He will use both positive and negative reinforcement techniques. If you are too easily intimidated the BSDV cat can rule as a tyrant. Because he is social and enjoys attention, you can negotiate with a BSDV cat, however, engaging in a direct battle of wills is unlikely to be productive. The BSDV cat may be a difficult patient in a veterinary exam room. He may back down with just a token grumble when approached in a confident non-reactive manner, however if he has ever had an opportunity to find out just how intimidating his vocal defiance actually is, he can be a formidable adversary.
Being bold and social the BSDV may be described as 'dog-like', although a person who wants an obedient pet will not find him to be dog like in that regard. He may also be a cat that people like to describe as the 'alpha-cat' (even though such a social hierarchy is not actually applicable to cats). This is a cat who will be a favorite for someone who likes a spirited, friendly, talkative cat. This is a cat whose presence is not likely to go unnoticed.