Branded lifestyle line Big Dog Holdings Inc today said sales for the fourth quarter ended 31 December 2001 fell by $1 million to $40.0 compared to the previous year. Andrew Feshbach, chief executive officer, said: "Although we posted a comparable store sales decrease of 2.8 per cent for the quarter, we have seen our sales recover after an immediate decline in business following the events of September 11. This recovery continued through the end of the year. In December we trended up, posting a 1.5 per cent comparable store sales increase."