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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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The title image derives from Jesus's statement in Matthew 15:26 that it is not fitting that bread intended for the children be thrown to the dogs. In its original context "children" were the Jews and the "dogs" were the heathens, but Christian exegetes noted that things had become inverted: they had become the favored children and Jews had become the dogs, constantly trying to violate the purity of the bread.
In short, Bob Dylan became a victim of his fame: 'I felt like a piece of meat that someone had thrown to the dogs'.
IN FOR THE KILL: Hunters and their dogs search for mink; CAPTURED: A victorious huntsman parades the terrified animal; THROWN TO THE DOGS: Mink is fed to hounds and terrier; DEAD LOSS: A beagle dog chews on the animal's remains
In one harrowing scene, badgers are pulled from a sett, stabbed and thrown to the dogs.