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In the BCG growth share matrix, the quadrant representing companies, especially subsidies, that require minimal cash injections but have low market shares, and therefore usually operate with little or no profit. These companies usually exist in mature industries with well established but not very profitable markets, products, or brands. Some analysts recommend selling dogs, as they have little potential for growth; however, because they require little capital to operate, they may be useful and may perhaps produce an earnings surprise. See also: Marketing, Portfolio analysis.


Slang for an undesirable property.

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Male dogs are always willing to go one more time, especially when away from home.
The present article describes a case of paraphimosis in a middle aged male dog with a history of sexual activity and copulation with apparently no detectable penile abnormalities.
A "tag" is the most basic writing of an artist's name in either spray paint or a marker pen, similar to a male dog spraying on its territory.
The male dog, which was not wearing a collar, was in a poor condition with fleas, pressure sores and long overgrown nails.
our male dog let loose a string of screechy barks and raced from room to room.
Rasmussen remembers one male dog that always seemed to get lost.
Nevertheless, the blood content of cTnI and cTnT appeared to correlate with the pathology finding that the cardiac injury in the male dog was more severe than in the female dog.
The 14-year-old male dog suffered convulsions around 7:30 p.
And to think that my male dog has a breast tumour - shocks me even more.
She had already been found guilty after a trial, during which the court heard the 41-year-old didn't at rst know bull masti Bella was pregnant as she had always assumed the male dog in the house was "homosexual".
1 spot from Charlie, the most popular worldwide male dog name in 2013.
After finding a male dog dead at the home - where eight other dogs were also being kept - Wirral's RSPCA inspector has urged owners to get their dogs neutered.