Foo Dogs – Protectors of your Sanctuary

Sprout home always carries interesting items and my visit to their site today turned up yet another great item. Yesterday I was talking about the trend to incorporate worldly influences in the garden. Chinese and other Asian inspirations didn’t make it into my collection (I just didn’t find anything) but Foo (fu) dogs might just be a perfect accent. Foo dogs are highly symbolic in Asian cultures and Buddhist religions. Fu means happiness – so they are happy dogs and their purpose is to protect sacred places and ensure tranquility.

buddist foo dog for the garden sculpture sprout home

green foo dog buddist sanctuary protector fro sprout home

These little guys are charming at $60 a piece and in such pretty colors I think they could be a fitting protector of your garden.

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.

4 Comments

  1. Helen on June 26, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    I just love the green Foo Dog. And he does look so happy too.

  2. dana on July 3, 2009 at 7:08 am

    wow
    I have the same chinese dog in my garden…
    now I’m happy …
    grazie dana

  3. carolyn on February 8, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    I just bought one – do I have to put in garden or can I leave in living room?

    • rochelle on February 9, 2012 at 8:08 am

      Carolyn — Whatever makes you happy 😉

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