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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.
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Slang for an undesirable property.

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The aim of this clinical evaluation was to test the efficacy of a commercially available nutraceutical diet in 28 male dogs suffering from infertility associated with hypospermia.
In recent decades, veterinarians have typically recommended that male dogs who are not going to be used in a breeding program are neutered around six months of age; this recommendation stems from a desire to prevent unwanted reproduction (population control).
This chronic infection is what can cause repeated bladder infections in intact male dogs.
The mean (SD) cTnI and cTnT concentrations at the second peak [31.3 (7.6) [micro]g/L cTnI and 12.4 (0.5) [micro]g/L cTnT in the male dog, and 2.5 (0.1) [micro]g/L cTnI and 0.7 (0.1) [micro]g/L cTnT in the female dog] were markedly lower than the concentrations at the first cardiac troponin peak, which might be attributable to [beta]-adrenergic receptor internalization and desensitization (5).
In male dogs the tumor typically affects the caudal aspect of penis and occasionally prepuce.
And to think that my male dog has a breast tumour - shocks me even more.
This 3-year-old wouldn't be averse to having an older, male dog around, and she is even suspected of speaking cat!
The male dog was spotted by members of the public wandering around an industrial area in Hidd.
and my one male dog, who gets very jealous because I'm gone a lot," she said.
Lost & Found FOUND Young adult male dog, black, s/m size, blue collar, Botham Hall area.
The thick-furred male dog was found adrift on Monday, 15 miles out in the Baltic by the crew of the Baltica, a Polish ship of ocean scientists carrying out research.
The male dog has been examined by a vet and is described as a medium-sized, bull terrier-type mongrel, between nine and 18 months old.