(redirected from Canis lupus familiaris)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.


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.

References in periodicals archive ?
Predation on the capuchin monkey Cebus nigritus (Primate: Cebidae) by domestic dog Canis lupus familiaris (Carnivora: Canidae), in the Parque Estadual Serra do Brigadeiro.
The role of dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) as sentient beings that guarantee physiological and psychological comfort to their owners is unquestionable.
El objetivo de este trabajo fue utilizar la osteotecnia y la conservacion de musculos, para presentar en un especimen anatomico de Canis lupus familiaris, un montaje unico de ambas tecnicas que permitiera observar y estudiar en una mitad del especimen el esqueleto, y en la otra, su musculatura superficial y flexibilidad de las articulaciones.
Induction of infection to domestic rabbits Naturally and heavily infested adult German Shepherd (Canis lupus familiaris) dogs were used as source of mites for the studies.
1999: The movement, roaming behaviour and home range of free-roaming domestic dogs, Canis lupus familiaris, in coastal New South Wales.
Despite the absence of reports of clinical signs in dogs and other domestic or wild mammals during VACV outbreaks, in this report, we describe 3 dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) and 3 opossums (Didelphis albiventris) without clinical signs that were obtained during from a VACV outbreak.