Foo dogs which are placed inside or outside a building are meant to protect your home or workplace from negative energy. It is said these guardian lions will stop anyone with malicious intentions from entering your home. Traditionally it is said that the male should be placed on the right side of the building and the female on the left side. That would be when you stand outside and look towards the entrance. Standing inside and looking out you should find the male on your left and the female on your right.
The male Foo dog can be recognized as the one resting his paw on the ball which may represent the world. The male is Yang. He protects everything outside and the building itself. He represents power and supremacy.
The female Foo dog is shown with one paw on a cub. She protects every inside the home or house. The female is the one who also protects the people who reside or work in the house. She is the Yin. She represents compassion and support.
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