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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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Mum Joanne said: "He was going to be an assistance dog, so he would've stopped Bobby from crossing the road and things like that.
Henry Schein Animal Health is privileged to help support the nurturing process that creates a Canine Companions assistance dog through these 'Puppy Raiser Care Packages,' and to applaud the valuable work of our participating veterinary customers with plaques highlighting their role as a health care provider to a Canine Companions puppy.
I always feel that I don't want to go out after" Guide Dogs has launched an 'Access all areas' campaign so that assistance dog owners can access taxis, shops and restaurants without being refused entry, in line with their legal rights.
Guiding Eyes for the Blind; Pet Partners; State Police K-9 Unit; Bed Bug Detection Dogs; Therapy Dogs; Special Assistance Dogs Support Dogs
The average cost to breed and train each assistance dog is $50,000, and assistance dogs are provided free of charge to individuals.
The charity Canine Partners, who provide assistance dogs for the disabled, are holding a huge fundraising event on Sunday.
The plans follow changes to the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, which came into force last year, and made very substantial increases to the maximum sentences, extended the law to cover offences on private property and introduced a new offence to cover attacks on assistance dogs.
AN ASSISTANCE dogs charity is celebrating after staff at Birmingham-based National Express handed over a cheque for PS10,000.
Situation Carol, who had her assistance dog Flora with her, took charge of the situation because of her years of first aid experience.
The figures arrive as MPs discuss the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill, which would make an attack on an assistance dog an aggravated offence, and also make it an offence for a dog to be dangerously out of control when there is "reasonable concern" that it will injure an assistance dog such as a guide dog.
The former Home Secretary, who had been invited by Channel 4, arrived at the stadium with his assistance dog Cosby.

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