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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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When the city council in Waukee, Iowa, approved the rules for the month-old center Tuesday, members signed-off on a provision that bans all animals ``except` seeing-eye dogs or walking nanny goats.
Brown also offers discounts for senior citizens, families who have adopted from a shelter and service dogs such as police or seeing-eye dogs.
We are not the world's seeing-eye dogs, but its pit bulls.
The offenders socialize Labrador and golden retriever puppies for about 18 months before they are sent to specialized training to become seeing-eye dogs or law-enforcement explosive detectors.
They are also against using animals as pets or as seeing-eye dogs.
A Dog's History of America: How our Best Friend Explored, Conquered and Settled a Continent by Mark Derr (North Point Press, $25) looks at the way humans have used canines--as sled dogs and sheepdogs, hounds and seeing-eye dogs, guard dogs, bombsniffing dogs--as he tracks the changes in American culture and society.
In many ways, her videos function like bad seeing-eye dogs, leading us down a path that makes sense but doesn't work.
While mostly enthusiastic about sled dogs, they raise serious questions about service dogs, such as seeing-eye dogs and dogs that pull wheelchairs.
Seeing-eye ponies may be better than seeing-eye dogs because