A pair of fu dogs at the front entrance door is believed toward off killing energy and prevents people with evil intentions from entering the house.
In appearance, fu dogs look remarkably similar to lions, but there are subtle differences. Fu dogs are mythical creatures frequently shown playing with a ball, which may be the sun, the ying yang symbol or simply a precious stone or a pearl. It is the male fu dog that plays with the ball.
Choose ceramic fu dogs that differentiate between the male and the female and always place them with the male (the one with the ball) on the right hand side of the door (inside looking out) and the female on the other side. It is not necessary to get them too large, but it is a good idea to place them fairly high up. They can be made of any material.