(redirected from guide dog)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


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.
Farlex Financial Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Slang for an undesirable property.

The Complete Real Estate Encyclopedia by Denise L. Evans, JD & O. William Evans, JD. Copyright © 2007 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
"Being part of a fundraising group is a fantastic way to meet new people and form new friendships; volunteering for Guide Dogs is a lot of fun."
Staff in the firm's Cardiff office are already busy planning a calendar of events to raise funds for the charity, with all money raised helping towards the cost of funding Guide Dogs' work.
Guide Dogs first moved toLeamington Spain 1941 and has become an institution for town.
"It's not feasible for me to walk them separately due to health conditions, it can put stress on my heart." He said he has now decided to give Peter back to Guide Dogs UK.
"The current cost of a guide dog is around PS55,000 per guide dog that's right the way through for the working life of a guide dog," she said.
Luke Johnson who suffers from Cerebral Palsy hopes to get his own guide dog
A Guide Dogs spokesman said: "She wants to show the world what someone with sight loss can do.
CAROL'S STORY CAROL McDonald has been puppy walking for five years and has a guide dog puppy, Harley, who is five months old.
In a survey of over 4,500 UK adults, charity Guide Dogs found that 31 per cent of adults think these specially trained dogs can be relied upon to empty the washing machine and 47 per cent believe they can pick up a ringing phone for their owner.
Director of Modus, Matt Perkins, said: "It is really touching to see how these guide dogs affect the lives of the people they work for.
For more information on the Guide Dogs charity, please visit
A survey carried out by Guide Dogs on a fifth of London's 320 guide dog owners found that 42% had been involved in a collision with a bike and 76% had experienced a 'near miss.

Full browser ?