Fu Dogs – Temple Lions placement for your home or office

 

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Fu Dogs & Temple Lions

Fu Dogs – Temple Lions placement for your home or office.

By Michael Hanna 2016 ©

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Fu Dogs are an extremely powerful protection 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 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.

Probably the most impressive are from the Beijing’s Forbidden City as shown below, these are really amazing to see.

They are also know as guardian Lions, lion dogs, or temple lions. We consult on hundreds of homes and business 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 2017?

For protection in 2017 you should place a pair of Fu Dogs – temple Lions in the east if they are red coloured or in the south 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 web sites, some will have a ball under one paw 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.

The male lion, holding a ball under his left or right paw should be placed on the left side (as you are looking out of a door or window).

The female lion, holding a cub under her right or left paw is placed on the right side.

 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 nice 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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82 thoughts on “Fu Dogs – Temple Lions placement for your home or office

  1. I bought an ancient Foo dog made of clay fiber and brown rustic colour. Can I put in at the front entrance facing north. Can you please advise. Thank you in advance and looking forward for you reply.
    Thanks,
    Ben

    1. Hi Ben,

      I would place the Fu Dog at your front entrance as long as you make sure they are on the right side of the entrance (male or female).

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  2. Hi there,
    I have pair of foo Dogs, but the female pair is broken please advice me how can I dispose them. Can I wrap in paper and put it in recycle bin.

    Thanks

    1. Hi Annie,

      I would dispose of them exactly as you suggested and wrap them in paper and then place in the bin.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  3. Hi Michael,

    I have very strong winds going through both of the balconies in my high-floor apartment. Since moving here few months ago, I feel like my ‘good luck’ had been blown away. I am wondering if I can place a pair of fu dogs at the balconies to ‘protect my luck’? If so, how should I do it? Would it be at the entrance to the balcony or perhaps at the extreme ends of the balcony itself? By the way, one balcony is at the eastern part of the home, the other is at the western side. Can I place the fu dogs at both balconies?

    1. Hi Ruth,

      I would recommend placing the Fu Dogs outside both doors on either side as shown in the photos on this page if you have them.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

    1. Hi Ivana,

      You can place it on its own although it will not be as effective and is better placed in pairs to complete the energy.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  4. I have a pair of large outdoor Fu Lions I inherited from my parents. They are green ceramic, probably from Thailand, Cambodia or Vietnam. I have a small space to the left of my front door (looking outward) where I put the male. However there is NO space to put the female. I do have space on the back patio on the right side of the door (looking out) where she can go. This would be proper placement of both but NOT together. Can I separate the two? Would this unbalance the energy/ feng shui? Also, doors face West and East respectively. So if they can’t be separated is one entrance better than the other?

    1. Hi Karla,

      Fu Dogs are always better placed in pairs if possible. If you have room in the inside of your front door, you can place them facing towards the outside of the house.

      If you do not have space by the front door, I would recommend placing them by the back door.

      I hope this helps, Karla.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

      1. Thank you SO MUCH for your reply! I had wanted to place them at the front door because they’re kind of my “signature” and so unique. But the hallway is too narrow. I do have room at the back door so that is where they will go then! I appreciate you taking time to reply! I love your site! ~ KLB

  5. I have 2 small about 6″ high, dark red Foo Dogs. Can I place them in the window on the 2nd floor above the main door, (east side of house)? I don’t want to put them outside on the porch or inside on the floor by door, because I’m afraid they will be stepped on. I also have a large bay window near the main door on the 1st floor. Which window would be better to place them in? Thank you!

    1. Hi Judy,

      This will be fine to place the Fu Dogs in the window.

      They would be best placed whichever windows looks out towards the entrance of your home.

      You can also place them on the inside of your front door if you prefer, facing outwards.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

    1. Hi Debbie,

      Fu Dogs should be displayed as male and female although if you have two males, you can display them on their own.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  6. hi i bought pair of fu lions and placed facing main entrance but getting confused that when i look towards them then where will be the female my left or right can u plz help.
    thanks

    1. Hi Mohi,

      When you are facing towards the main door, you should have the female on the left looking towards you with the cub under her foot.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  7. Hello,

    We have an old house and bathroom is positioned facing the end of the stairs. Can we put the two foo dogs at the end of the stairs to counter this?

    1. Hi Julie,

      You can place Fu Dogs here although I would just be sure to keep the bathroom door closed when not in use.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  8. Hi…I just bought a Fu dongs….I cannot tell the difference between male and female….but each fu dogs has their left paws raise….( I cannot tell whether ball or cub) under their paws….so I just place it like what you have in the picture….did i do it right? thanks

  9. I have a pair of 5 1/2 inch high marble Fu Dogs (no resemblance to lions) that were my father’s when he was with the British Army in Hong Kong around 1903. There does not seem to be distinction between a male or female.
    Also a small bronze incense burner with on the top cover a crude lion with both paws on a ball.

    These dogs are too small to be placed by the front door. How would you recommend they are best placed (Feng Shui) within our home?

  10. Hi I have a blue set very small so they have to sit on my front counter of our business do they need to be side by side or spaced out.
    How do I know left or right side.
    Thank u so much
    Picture attatched I don’t think the picture will attach

        1. Hi Amy,

          I’m afraid I cannot see the image. Could you please try sending it on our Facebook page.

          Kind regards,
          Daniel

  11. Hello Daniel,

    My daughter recently broke a the male female of the set of Porcelain Foo Dogs we had need I worry about a negative energy from this? Further up I have read that we should not just keep the one but should donate it or take it to a pawn shop….etc,…any advice on this. Thank you very much, Brent

    1. Hi Brent,

      I would recommend disposing of both the broken and intact Fu Dogs and would not worry about the negative energy from damaging them.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  12. Hi!
    I have 2 white porcelain fu dogs. Can I place by my front door which is located south? Also, should i place them by the door or the entrance on the porch leading to the front door?
    thanks so much!

    1. Hi Sofia,

      The Fu Dogs will be well placed in the south of your home and can be placed either inside the porch or outside facing away from the door for protection; whichever you prefer.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  13. My boyfriend has what looks like 2 fu dogs but they are a jade color but don’t have anything under their feet. Do I still put them in my windows to the left and right of my front door? They are similar to the one in the link I’ll attach but on a wooden pedestal.

  14. Hi, I have e-mailed regarding my 3 fu dogs I found in my attic. It’s made of porcelain and one dog having both paws in a ball. Where shall I place them?

    Thanks for the help!

    1. Hi Jay,

      You can place your Fu Dogs eitherside of your front door facing outwards either inside or out.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  15. Hi. Im living in an apartment. I dont want to display my fudogs images outside my dog. Cani place it inside? What will be its orientation then? Thanks.

    1. Hi Impex,

      Yes, the Fu Dogs will be fine indoors. You need to have the female lion, holding a cub under her right or left paw is placed on the right side.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  16. Hi,
    Just purchased a pair of red/brown coloured jade Fu Lions. Was advised by the seller that this is the youngest son of the Dragon. Have no ball or cub under their paws. One having the right paw in front and the other left paw front. (With me facing them) Both with mouths open. Can you please advise, how do I tell which is male and female. Is it ok to place them about 3 feet apart with other items in between. Have been advised to place this pair facing the front door to invite good luck coming in and repel bad luck. Is this the case.

    Looking forward to your feedback and thanking you in advance.

    Regards
    Robert

      1. Hi Daniel,
        Have not use this program before. Upload 2imges. 20170104_134101 and20170104_134120. Hope I have done it correctly.

        Regards
        Robert

  17. I want to get two male foo dogs with balls on my feet but not sure if the foot holding the balls should be in the inner or outter of each foot? Could you please help me with right placement. Thanks

    1. Hi Marcos,

      The correct placement for Fu Dogs is to have the female lion, holding a cub under her right or left paw is placed on the right side.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  18. Michael, I’m just starting my research, but great comments, thank you. Have a weird question for you. I want to get fu dogs tattooed on both sides of my chest. I have peonies and chrysanthemums on my left arm and am doing more masculine on my right. Traditionally, I’d now have to get the male with the flowers and the female with the masculine side. Trying to nail the culture and tradition down right. Any issues with the above, or does it even matter mixing male with female elements, female with masculine elements? Really want to get this right as I’m adopting Some eastern culture into my life.

  19. Hello, I have a small pair I would like to place near my front door. Unfortunately, due to a brick wall next to the door, I cannot place one on both sides of the door. Can I place the pair on just one side of the door, next to each other? Thank you

  20. Hi
    Can I place a poster of fu dogs couple above the front door? And, is placing small statues of them on the top of the pillars of the main door(outer most, after which the road begins) correct?
    Kindly suggest me.
    Thanks.
    Gunjan

  21. Thank you for the reply,I\’m assuming that if I get a female foo dog it would be placed on the left side since the male is on the right.

    1. Hi Penelope,

      Yes that is right, the easiest way to spot the female is that they will have the cub under their foot.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  22. I just received a male foo dog and placed it it on the left side facing the front door, I live in a condominium and I\’m not sure if I placed it in the correct spot or if I should place it by the sliding glass door facing the outside and again on what side..I\’m confused and need some guidance..I appreciate your help
    Penny

    1. Hi Penelope,

      If the Fu Dog is inside the home, it should be on the right side facing outwards. The male Fu Dog should always be placed on the right side of a door.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  23. Hello if just bought 2 of these and they are placed under a window on the floor the correct way round but facing a door which is on the other side of the room is this OK or better placed by the door facing the window? Thanks kelly

    1. Hi Kelly,

      I would recommend placing them on the windowsill, facing out of the window to the outside of your home for protection.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

    1. Hi Trigger,

      I would not recommend having them all over the house but they will be fine by all entrances and exits of the home.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  24. I rearranged my playroom (once more, LOL, attempting to figure
    out the very best layout!) and wondering about this.

  25. I can\’t place my Fu Dogs outside for fear that they may be stolen or accidentally broken. They are too large for the windowsill, yet are too small and wouldn\’t be proportionate for my front door. I would prefer to keep them in the house. Please let me know where they can be placed on my living room. Thank you for your input and help!

    1. Hi Gill,

      You can place it on its own although it will not be as effective and is better placed in pairs to complete the energy.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

    1. Hi Gill,

      You can place it on its own although it will not be as effective and is better placed in pairs to complete the energy.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  26. I have 2 Fu Dogs that are blue and made of stone, and were given to me as gifts years ago. One has it\’s mouth open, the other does not. They do not have anything under their paws. I have the Fu Dog with it\’s mouth closed in my son\’s bedroom, and I have the other with it\’s mouth open on a shelf in an open area between my kitchen and living room, facing toward my front door and window. I put them like this today because all the negative energy would go out of the mouth and out of the door (I had them in reverse order prior to today, and wanted protection on both floors and especially my son\’s room).A Is this correct? I cannot place them in a pair on the windowsill, as there is no room. Any suggestion that you have would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    1. Hi Janine,

      I would recommend placing them together outside your front door as they will work in synergy when placed together. The correct placement is displayed on this page.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  27. I have 2 Fu Dogs that are blue and made of stone. They were given to me as a gift many years ago and none of them have a ball or cub under their paw. The only difference between these 2 is that one\’s mouth is open and the other one\’s closed. I have the one with the mouth closed in my son\’s bedroom, pointing towards the door, and I have the other one (mouth open) on a shelf between the kitchen and living room, facing towards the window and door. Then my sister told me that I should switch them, because she heard that the negative energy would go out of the mouth towards the door. Is this correct? I know that they should go on a windowsill, but they can\’t fit. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated. Thank you!

    1. Hi Janine,

      I would recommend placing them together outside your front door as they will work in synergy when placed together. The correct placement is displayed on this page.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

  28. Is it suitable to place the dogs in a window? My living room window faces a church and I would like to balance the energy, but it is in the south of the house.

  29. They should always be in pairs, Male (supremacy) female (nurture) often the male is used solo for power. There needs to be a balance.

    Mostly in western culture are they referred to as dogs, they are lions.

    The are a beautiful creatures and have an aura about them that cant be denied.

    1. Hi Gia,

      You can place it on its own although it will not be as effective and is better placed in pairs to complete the energy.

      Kind regards,
      Daniel

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