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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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This program should be part of an integrated disease control plan that also includes controlling disease in domestic dogs, limiting contact between dogs and wolves, and conducting policy and education interventions to reduce the size and roaming behavior of local dog populations (2).
The only description of balanced coronary circulation in domestic dogs was reported by Andretto et al.
Domestic dogs, that become free-living after escaping from domestic situations, abandoned, unwanted or not kept as typical pets as in many western societies, can become a threat to native wildlife (Hughes & Macdonald 2013).
Our findings suggest that such a structure might be utilized by several other species, in addition to bighorn sheep, particularly if the structure is constructed in a way to exclude human activities and domestic dogs.
Although the predictive value of behavioural studies increases with sexual and social maturation (5, 12, 18, 26), this study found breed differences at six weeks of age in domestic dogs.
The Companion Animal Parasite Council (CAPC) established the national prevalence of active heartworm infection in domestic dogs in 2011 as 1.
For a variety of wild carnivore species, domestic dogs in particular have been the suspected and proven source of diseases and pathogens (Fiorello et al.
The electrophoretogram analysis indicated a (CA)17 microsatellite locus, two repeats exceeding the expected pattern for the domestic dog.
But an ancient pack of wolves didn't suddenly turn into domestic dogs overnight.
ALL 300 breeds of domestic dog fall into one of 10 distinct groups whose appearance and behaviour has been moulded by humans over thousands of years, say scientists analysing new historical and genetic data.
Sarasota's most charming and elegant pet boutique for hot dogs and cool cats features the features the finest European and domestic dog and cat accessories and exquisite gift items for the discriminating pet lover.
We welcome this new legislation and hope it will succeed in combating puppy farms and illegal domestic dog breeding.

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