Having abandoned the Dogs Of The Dow strategy, and moved on to buying stocks in smaller fast growing companys, I finally decided to sell the Dogs. After looking at each of the stocks, I decided that under my current buying criteria, I wouldn’t have bought any of them. So after much thought, I made the decision to sell them, and buy stocks in companys that have more potential to grow. One of the stocks I considered keeping was Merck, but after seeing analysts estimates of only 2% growth over the next 5 years, I decided I would sell it too. I netted a hair over $1500.