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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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Based on feedback gathered from additional working dog groups including Search & Rescue, Police K9, and Military Working Dogs, H2O4K9 has developed a dog water bottle that can hold up under extreme conditions.
Finally, if any news stories critical of Israeli policy do surface there are hosts of media watch dog groups that monitor and pressure journalists and media outlets, and most important of which is HonestReporting.
Ethiopia last July endorsed a controversial press law which raised fierce protest from journalists, private-own Medias, publishers and international media watch dog groups.