Fu Dogs – Temple Lions placement for your home or office

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Fu Dogs & Temple Lions

Fu Dogs – Temple Lion’s placement for your home or office.

Updated by Daniel Hanna 6th May 2022 ©

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Fu Dogs are extremely powerful protection for your home or business; you will find most homes or businesses 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, are the most essential. They come in all shapes and sizes, and some of the homes I have visited all over the world display some of the most magnificent pairs I have seen, especially the ones in Asia, although you would be amazed at how many I have noticed that have been placed incorrectly and this is even in southeast Asia.

The most impressive are Beijing’s Forbidden City, as shown below; these are really amazing to see.

They are also known as guardian Lions, lion dogs, or temple lions. We consult on hundreds of homes and businesses each year, and around 70% will have Fu Dogs either placed by the door or windowsills; I would also say that 50% are placed in the wrong order; check below for confirmation.

Where do I place Fu Dogs in 2022?

For protection in 2022, you should place a pair of Fu Dogs – temple Lions in the northeast if they are red coloured or in the centre if they are made from metal,  especially if you have a main door in either of these locations. As with all Feng Shui cures and enhancers, you should make sure you cleanse all your symbolic ornaments. We cleanse all ours every 3-4 months by washing them and then placing them outside in a full moon or direct sunlight for at least 2-3 hours. By doing this, you cleanse them of negative energy and empower them with positive Sheng qi energy.

You will find many variations on websites, some will have a globe or ball under one paw, and others will have a Cub under another paw; the most important thing to remember is the order placement and not which foot the ball or cub is under.

Fu dogs are associated with Buddhism and are used to deflect negative energy (sha qi) and will see them outside or inside many homes throughout the world and nearly always outside a Chinese restaurant, especially around London Chinatown.

You must first Identify the female and male fu dog. Fu dogs are always displayed in a pair and placed in a particular order and direction. The female fu dog is sculpted with a cub under her right paw. The male has a globe beneath his left paw. Make sure you know which is which by looking for these physical characteristics.

Establish a space outside a door or window big enough for your fu dogs, and do not make the mistake of thinking that bigger is better; place a pair that looks the correct size.

You must always face the Fu Dogs, so they are facing outward, away from the building. They must always be facing the same direction and not placed at an angle. They will safeguard the home or office from harm, whether this is negative sha qi energy, thieves or evil spirits. The fu dogs will not be able to do their job if they are facing toward the building.

 Correct placement for Fu Dogs

Correct Placement for Fu Dogs

Picture of Fu Dogs taken in London China town (a nice rainy March day in 2001)

Fu Dogs taken in London China Town

Fu Dog (Female) at Beijing’s Forbidden City (a lovely sunny day) This magnificent bronze Fu dog is one of six pairs scattered throughout the Forbidden City.

Fu Dog Female at Beijing's Forbidden City

Temple Lions with plain balls under feet.

These are a magnificent pair on a plinth available here.

Fu Dogs

Fu Dogs with plain balls under feet.

These are very common and popular as mistakes cannot be made with placement.

Fu Dogs

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237 thoughts on “Fu Dogs – Temple Lions placement for your home or office

  1. Hi Daniel,

    Can my Foo Dogs be placed on the northeast window sill above my bed facing my southwest bedroom door which leads outside. My dogs would be at a slight angle and slightly facing each other as the window sill is not quite wide enough to accommodate their base.

    Thank you,

    1. Hi Cheryl,

      That will be fine as long as the Fu Dogs are facing away from the home and are not looking into the house too much. It would be better to place them either side of the windowsill facing directly out as this will still have the same effect.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,

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