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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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In recent decades, veterinarians have typically recommended that male dogs who are not going to be used in a breeding program are neutered around six months of age; this recommendation stems from a desire to prevent unwanted reproduction (population control).
Several authors [2,4,6,1,5] have pointed out that paraphimosis is mostly due to erection and is therefore seen after semen collection or copulation, particularly in young male dogs.
The difference between your house and the daycare center is that there are other male dogs at the daycare center.
The present paper describes clinical evaluation and medical management of transmissible venereal sarcoma involving the external nares and oral cavity in a male dog.
Some pet owners don't realise their male dogs have nipples too.
News flash: Male dogs have nipples, just like male humans do, though they not immediately visible, even on shorthaired dogs.
and my one male dog, who gets very jealous because I'm gone a lot," she said.
Lost & Found FOUND Young adult male dog, black, s/m size, blue collar, Botham Hall area.
Saville-Edells, owner of Pet Pavilion, used by Geri Halliwell and Jack Dee, was ordered to keep Jazz muzzled in public after admitting the male dog was out of control.
The thick-furred male dog was found adrift on Monday, 15 miles out in the Baltic by the crew of the Baltica, a Polish ship of ocean scientists carrying out research.
The male dog has been examined by a vet and is described as a medium-sized, bull terrier-type mongrel, between nine and 18 months old.
After the attack in November last year, the 14-year-old male dog was taken to the vet by the boy's mother, where it was treated for four head wounds and three neck wounds.