Fu Dogs normally seen as a pair, are mythical animals and guardians of the heavenly gate. They have fear-inspiring faces and muscular bodies and are believed to be protectors that ward off evil influences and spirits. The Male Lion is shown playing with a ball while the Female has its claws on the belly of a baby-Fu. The Male Lion stepping on a ball/globe represents authority and command (literally having the world at your feet!) while the Female Lion resting her foot on her cub symbolizes protection and loyalty. Always place the male on the left and the female on the right (inside looking out).