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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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On February 21, officers hand-delivered a letter to the business address for Diamond Doggy Care.
"This is our 7th Doggy Dash for Life and it's always a great day out for the whole family and you and your pooch can make a real difference to two wonderful charities."
We know that man's best mate is spoilt rotten with more combinations of meat and biscuits than you can shake a stick at, toys galore, dog baskets from a few quid to doggy mansions costing thousands, and clothes, booties, hats and in the States they even have doggy pageants where the poor little mites are dressed up to the nines - however, over here in the mother country, we do not go in for such nonsense.
The doggy discos will take place on the last Sunday of each month between 1 and 4pm, and, as well as unlimited doggy treats for pooches, there is a 2 for 1 offer on tapas for their owners.
With over 25,000 approved dog sitters using the service, DogBuddy helps to match dog owners with local and reliable dog sitters who provide home dog boarding, doggy day care and dog walking across the UK, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Sweden, Norway, and the Netherlands.
D is for Doggy is expected to open early next year.
What to do: Ask for a doggy bag (or bring your own reusable container).
It includes a number of canine snacks, which come served on a traditional afternoon tea cake tier - except with doggy bowls instead of your usual plates.
The doggy afternoon tea has become a huge hit after the hotel posted about it on its Facebook page, gaining thousands of shares, likes and comments from dog-lovers across the country.
Having the opportunity to be in constant contact with people is a great benefit of doggy daycare.
The study's authors explained, "We do not observe differences between the severity of the penile fracture between the 'doggy style' and 'man-on-top', but the 'doggy style' had more severity of penile fracture when compared with 'woman-on-top."
With several ranges of doggy beers and wines on the market, lucky pups across the country can now share a cheeky wee pint with their human pals on a Saturday night.