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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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Upgrading South Australia's Dog Fence has been identified as a priority action under the draft South Australian Wild Dog Strategic Plan and as part of the state's delivery of the National Wild Dog Action Plan.
On first play, only one Crisis Missions is available; players must beat Wild Dog in arcade mode to unlock the remaining four Crisis Missions.
Minister McVeigh said the projects were decided by local councils, NRM groups and wild dog committees.
ONE of Bahrain's largest animal breeding and research centres has fallen prey to a spree of wild dog attacks with 13 animals slaughtered and 10 injured within three days.
Azaria Chamberlain's mother, Lindy, was convicted and later cleared of murdering her and has always maintained that a wild dog took the baby.
What name is given to the tawnycoloured wild dog native to Australia?
Al Ain: Al Ain Zoo has announced the opening of a new exhibit dedicated to the African wild dog (lycaon pictus), a critically endangered carnivore from Africa.
Of the 5000 bottles available, Flying Dog is also offering 500 Limited Edition Wild Dog Gift Box Sets.
The RTE star was travelling through Equador when was attacked by a wild dog in a jungle at the height of a rabies epidemic in the third world country.
Traveling around the world, the authors look at such cliffhangers as the African wild dog, the Barton Springs salamander and the Mediterranean monk seal.
A dingo dragged a 13-month-old baby girl from a tent on Fraser Island off Australia's northeast coast, but the wild dog dropped the little girl when her father went to the rescue.
Summary: DUBAI -- The Al Ain Wildlife Park and Resort (AWPR) is set to showcase a precious litter of six African wild dog puppies to the public that were born in November 2010 as a part of the sanctuary's Desert Carnivore Conservation and Breeding Programme.