Temple Dogs Pair Granite Garden Sculpture Ornament

Product Code: BD51 EAN: 05060235332180

(4.3) Based on 11 Reviews

Description

There seems to be some confusion over these Temple Dogs as they are also referred to in the western world as Foo Dogs but in reality are actually lions.

Traditionally used in Chinese culture to guard temples and high status buildings, palaces, tombs and the like, they have now become ubiquitous, providing security for many different, and some prosaic, locations.

Used decoratively they are normally seen in pairs, an entrance having one on each side, and portrayed with one paw resting on a globe indicating the temple dog's dominance over the world.

Their fierce protective nature is superbly depicted by these marble ornaments that come, in line with tradition, as a pair, with every scary nuance carefully reproduced from an original piece.

Temple Dogs Features: 

  • Smooth to the touch
  • Superb detail
  • Wonderful craftsmanship
  • 4 Piece Set consisting of 2 Lions/Dogs and 2 Bases.
  • Made from powdered marble and resin, UV stabilized suitable for outside use

Temple Dogs Dimensions: 

  • Overall Height (Dog and Plinth): 76cm (2ft 6ins)
  • Total Weight: 35kg (77lbs) Each 

Dog Dimensions:

  • Height: 47cm (1ft 7ins)
  • Width: 28cm (11ins)
  • Length: 43cm (1ft 5ins)

Plinth Dimensions:

  • Height: 31cm (12ins)
  • Width: 32cm (1ft 1in)
  • Length: 48cm (1ft 7ins)

Please click here to view our set of small temple dogs.

More Oriental Ornaments

We also sell a wide range of Oriental Ornaments including Temples, Lanterns, Water Features and Buddhah sculptures for your home or garden. For inspirational ideas, read our Blog on 'How to Create an Oriental, Chinese, Japanese Garden'.

Call Nathan or Andrew Hall in our Ornaments Team who are based in our UK Garden Centre, if you require any further information or help ordering.

Delivery Info

FREE Mainland UK Delivery*

*Please ask for a Quote for delivery to Scotland, Scottish Highlands, Offshore Islands, Northern Ireland or Ireland as extra Delivery Charges may apply. For a quote, please email us.

Your item will arrive packaged in a wooden crate and is curbside delivery only.

Enigma are manufacturers of fine products for the home and garden, produced in their factory for distribution throughout mainland UK and worldwide. Enigma produce marble composite statues, benches, bird baths, water features, buddha and deity statues, granite sculptures and lifelike sculptures.

Reviews (11)

Unreliable supplier

  • Delivery: One Star
  • Quality: One Star
  • Price: One Star

Delivery delayed for 2 months then was told the supplier wouldn't be able to deliver for at least another month due to supplier problems. Decided supplier was too unreliable and cancelled order for a full refund.

By Steve , written on Saturday 15th, October, 2016.

All round impressive

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Just arrived- great delivery, great packages all crated, fantastic value & look stunning- I just can't get enough of products from these guys for my Japanese Garden

By Warwick Smith , written on Wednesday 17th, August, 2016.

Just Great

  • Delivery: Four Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Excellent Quality, even approved by my Chinese neighbour

By Dick B , written on Monday 01st, August, 2016.

OUTSTANDING VFM

  • Delivery: Four Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

THIS LOOKS FANTASTIC IN MY JAPANESE GARDEN. THE DETAIL IS AMAZING AND ADDS THAT EXTRA BIT OF QUALITY .

By Chris BURKE , written on Tuesday 05th, July, 2016.

Class product, garden art

  • Delivery: Four Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Price: Four Stars

Nice quality and detail not to be confused with cheap concrete look alike so, garden art that will mature with weather and age

By Tim , written on Monday 27th, June, 2016.

Wonderful temple dogs - an amazing product

  • Price: Four Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Delivery: Five Stars

These temple dogs are absolutely wonderful. The superb detail, quality and feel is fantastic and they look out onto our garden with an authentic air of protection.

By Mrseagull , written on Wednesday 22nd, June, 2016.

Happy Happy

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

I was originally looking for a large Balinese/Hindu statue for my garden and came across the large Foo Dogs. Positioned on my wide steps leading up to the patio they look fantastic. Well packed for delivery and arrived in four pieces so easy to lift each piece into position. Compared with cast versions these look and feel a much better quality and finish.

By Gail Martin , written on Saturday 26th, March, 2016.

They are fantastic!!

  • Delivery: Three Stars
  • Quality: Four Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

The dogs arrived yesterday and are perfect.

By Sue Jacobs , written on Thursday 17th, March, 2016.

Just Exceptional

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

I have just taken delivery of the two Fu Dog Garden Ornaments, and I have to tell you I am absolutely over the moon with them the quality is just exceptional. Thank you very much, I shall certainly be recommending your company in the future.

By Harry , written on Wednesday 28th, October, 2015.

Fabulous!

  • Delivery: Four Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

The Temple dogs look fabulous. They are lovely quality and very detailed. I am thrilled to bits with them and would definitely recommend them.

By Lesley Lunn , written on Friday 24th, October, 2014.

Over The Moon

  • Delivery: Five Stars
  • Quality: Five Stars
  • Price: Five Stars

Just to let you know that my Temple Dogs arrived today and I am over the moon. They are better than I could have imagined.

By Mr Pattison, Birmingham. , written on Wednesday 13th, November, 2013.

Questions and Answers (4)

Christian Adelbrecht Asked:

How much will it cost for this sculpture to be sent to Austria?

We Replied:

Dear Christian Adelbrecht, Thank you for your question. Sorry, we cannot ship this item to Austria. We could however deliver it to a port if you can arrange shipping from there. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Zach Nicholson

Thursday 07th, January, 2016
Denise Davis Asked:

Do the large Temple Dogs come with the plinth included?

We Replied:

Dear Denise Thank you for your question. These dogs do come with a separate plinth. The package comes with two bases and two dogs. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Marsha

Wednesday 09th, March, 2016
SUsan Kelly Asked:

As these are heavy, how many people are needed to move/assemble them?

We Replied:

Dear Susan Thank you for your question. The base and the dogs are separate, therefore we would recommend moving the base first, and then the dogs. This can be done by one able-bodied fit person. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Lauren

Saturday 25th, June, 2016
sue Asked:

Does the delivery company give you a day and a time slot?

We Replied:

Dear Sue Thank you for your question. The courier service will contact and liaise with you as to the best day for delivery. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that the couriers will give you a time slot, the delivery hours are normally between 8am-6pm, however it can be up to 8pm on busy days. Should you wish to contact us further or to place an order, please call us on 0121 355 7701. Thank you for using our online Q&A system. Kind regards Lauren

Sunday 09th, October, 2016

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