What’s a Fu Dog

What’s a Fu Dog?

Everyone wants to know what the name is all about. It’s the #1 question we get.

The story is basically that in search of a great name for our firm, we came across these awesome things called Fu Dogs or Foo Dogs or what some might refer to as guardian lions. You have probably seen them many times and never knew what they were.

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What’s in a name? Everything.

The meaning behind Fu Dogs is what inspired us to name our company after them. Plus, they look pretty darn cool.

Statues of fu dogs (as we like to spell it) have traditionally stood in front of Chinese Imperial palaces and throughout Asia, standing sentry at tombs, government offices, temples, and the homes of government officials and the wealthy, and were believed to have powerful mythic protective benefits. Pairs of guardian lion statues or fu dogs are still used today as symbols of protection, to ward off evil spirits from sacred places.

Fu Dogs are usually depicted in pairs consisting of a male leaning his paw upon an embroidered ball (in imperial contexts, representing supremacy over the world) and a female restraining a playful cub that is on its back (representing nurture).

We adopted the Fu Dog name because we believe your business is sacred, and we want to help you protect, grow, and nurture it like we do our own. This philosophy has allowed us to become one of the top digital marketing companies Charleston SC has to offer.



The Spelling of FU

So that is our interesting story. The “FU” is just another spelling of “foo” and we may or may not have been trying to be clever. But, you’ll never know. All we know is that we came up with an unforgettable name that people are always intrigued about.


You keep seeing this #fudogarmy tag and you don’t know what it is. We get unrivaled support on social media from our past and current customers. If someone asks for a design company, our name is sure to come up, usually more than once. That awesome referral network is what affectionately came to be known as the Fu Dog Army.  We've had great success and became one of the top marketing companies Charleston SC has to offer because of past clients.

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