The Portland Classical Chinese Garden

Between NW 2nd and 3rd and NW Everett and Flanders in Old Town/Chinatown, Portland Oregon, USA

Pair of Bronze Fu Dogs with Stand

In Chinese culture, Fu Dogs are the protectors of public and private spaces, their imposing figures are often seen at the entrances of buildings.  The male fu dog, holding a sphere that represents the world, always appears on the right.  The female, guarding a small cub, is presented on the left.  Fu dogs can be seen in front of temples, homes and gardens in China and are a charming reminder of strength.  This pair is beautifully rendered and a decedent gateway to Chinese culture and art.