Sometime spelled "Fu Dog". Either way, they are Chinese Imperial Guardian Lions. I've seen similar statues at plant nursery's and clay pottery stores while driving down Hwy 1 and Hwy 121. But I definitely remember seeing Foo Dogs at the San Francisco Chinatown Gate (Sketchcrawl #2 & 17). But this particular one was found in the living room of my friends Anna and Marie. I thought they were kidding when they told me it was called a "Dog Fu". It's believed that they possess mythical protective powers and usually are displayed in two's.