Foo Dogs are the Traditional Guardians of Eastern Homes.
They sit at the doorways or entrances of a home and always come in pairs.
The lion found with a lion cub under its paw is the female and sits on the left. The lion with the ball or treasure under its paw is the male and sits on the right.
These Lion Dogs represent the balance of Yin and Yang and protect the doorway by acting as reminders for the user - to be aware of the Internal self.
He or she who recognizes these creatures upon entering a home will be reminded to keep the - anxieties, stresses, and frustrations within the self - outside the home. This brief moment of realization prevents the user from bringing in harmful, mental Instability to the family.
Lion Dogs/Foo Dogs are guardians to protect the user from