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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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Estudio preliminar de los hallazgos de Canis familiaris en la Piramide con Rampa No.
En un trabajo inicial (Nasti 1984), he observado y evaluado la desarticulacion natural de varios ejemplares sedimentados de canis familiaris.
Intestine, Canis familiaris, Felis catus (M), NA (Brenes-Madrigal 1961); C.
Should the intermediate/paratenic hosts prove to be the source of this dog's infection, then Canis familiaris should be regarded as a natural host and should be added to the list of regular definitive hosts of M.
Dioctophyme renale (Goeze, 1782): localizacao ectopica e alta intensidade parasitaria em Canis familiaris do Para - Brasil.
22 2 Domestic cat Felis domesticus 12 0 Gray fox Urocyon 9 0 cinereoargenteus Domestic dog Canis familiaris 9 0 Squirrel Species unknown 8 0 Coyote Canis latrans 4 0 Raccoon Procyon lotor 2 0 Porcupine Erethizon dorsatum 2 0 Prairie dog Cynomys ludovicianus 2 0 Badger Taxidea taxus 1 0 Opossum Didelphis virginiana 1 0 Bobcat Lynx rufus 1 0 Total 218 21
Believe it or not, all 400 dog breeds--from bloodhounds to cockerpoos--belong to the same species Canis familiaris (KAY-nis FAH-mil-ee-air-us).
2004) las formas domesticas pueden ser nombradas por su nombre binomial original, en este caso Felis catus Linnaeus, 1758 y Canis familiaris Linnaeus, 1758.
Se recuperaron huesos de delfin Delphinus delphis; entre los huesos de animales terrestres se encontraron de perro Canis familiaris y de aves, principalmente de pelicano Pelicanus occidentalis con claras huellas de haber sido expuestos a su cocimiento.
Canis familiaris female's karyotype has a chromosome number of 78, consisting of 39 chromosome pairs of which 38 are autosomes (acrocentric) and the remaining pair are sex chromosomes XX (metacentric) (Figure 1A).