Fu Dogs Imperial Guardian Lions Pair
Fu dogs guard homes from negative influence, even when their owners are away. Just like with real dogs, the size of fu doesn’t really matter, even smaller dogs can do their job properly, although it is better when the size of the house and the size of dogs are in good proportion. Fu dog statues, with their striking appearance, have become a favorite of decorators in the West but their history spans thousands of years, tracing back to ancient China.
Feng Shui Fu Dogs, or Imperial Guardian Lions, are a strong Feng Shui protection symbol. Fu Dogs were traditionally placed in front of Imperial palaces, temples, and government offices. Fu Dogs were also a traditional Feng Shui symbol of family wealth and social status and were placed in front of wealthy homes. Fu Dogs are usually displayed as a couple. The male Fu Dog is holding a globe under his right paw, which signifies control over his domain and protection of his home. The female Fu Dog is holding a cub under her left paw, signifying strong maternal protective instincts. It is interesting to note that the lion is not an animal indigenous to China. History says that travelers brought stories about lions as a Buddhist protector of Dharma, and statues of lions were modeled in Feng Shui after the travelers descriptions and after the native dogs.
Fu Dogs are extremely powerful protectors for your home or business; you will find most homes or business in Asia complemented by a pair either inside or outside. Out of all the cures and enhancers in Feng Shui, Fu Dogs in our opinion is the most essential.