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Dog

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.

dog

Slang for an undesirable property.

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Readers will easily identify with Stanley's doggish confusions and scrambled communications, captured to great effect, and will cheer at the sweet, natural resolution."
In her 1936 article "Look Doggish, If You Please!" for the Christian Science Monitor Magazine, she described the pressures she felt as a painter: Each portrait, even after all my years of practice (and I have had a score of them), still presents a new problem and challenges all my powers to their limit of capacity.
Prior to his run in Chester's Dee Stakes he was the subject of a thread on a forum where contributors, unrestrained by politeness, described him as "a pig", "a herd horse", and as having "doggish tendencies".