Fu Dogs or Foo 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. Since ancient times, the protective guardian Fu Dogs were placed in front of all the palaces and temples. Today, one can see them at the entrances of restaurants, banks, hotels, malls and shops. It is their task to probe the mind and intentions of the entering guest. It is said that people with good thoughts can pass by the Fu Dogs unhindered, but they see through bad people and refuse them entry. The Fu Dogs also nourishes Chi that enters the home or business premises and thus bring in good fortune.