Foo Dogs, or guardian lions, are the ancient sacred guards of Asia. Known for their protective benefits, Foo Dogs have guarded palaces, temples, tombs and homes of the wealthy for centuries. The Foo Dog is also known as the Happiness Dog, an animal who is the symbol of energy and value. Although typically displayed as a pair, single Foo Dogs can also be used to keep evil spirits at bay. The term “Foo Dog” is actually an English and Western term used to reference to the traditional lion figure. The conflict of terms has also garnered the “Foo Dog” the title, “Lion Dog”.
Certain home accessories come around every once in a while that are “must have” items. Foo dogs are one of the hottest home decor trends. Embodied in rich Chinese history and tradition, the Foo Dog makes a strong statement in decor and adds style to any room. Popular because of their meaning, these dogs have magnificent aesthetic appeal and a rich history of legend and tradition. Their faces have a mischievous and almost devilish look about them. This appearance projects the idea that they guard against evil spirits. Want to make a protective statement for your home? Add them to the front porch or garden.
On the hunt for the right Foo Dog to complement your homes decor? Clayton Gray Home offers a wide selection of Foo Dogs in many shapes, sizes, and colors and a fabulous selection of chinoiserie choices. Once you identify the perfect pair of Foo Dogs for you, they can be used just about anywhere; on a bookshelf, as table lighting next to the sofa, on a console table, or even flanking a fireplace. There are endless opportunities to display your prized dogs. Enjoy this fung shui decor trend, and you may find it’s a keepsake you’ll end up treasuring for years.
1. Foo Dog Lamps in White by Barbara Cosgrove 2. Foo Dog Lamps in Key Lime by Barbara Cosgrove 3. Emissary Foo Dog Statues 4. Foo Dog Statue Bookends 5. Foo Dog Lamps in Watermelon by Barbara Cosgrove