All custom calligraphy items are made-to-order in our little Beijing artwork-mounting workshop.

Not what you want?

Try searching again using:
1. Other similar-meaning words.
2. Fewer words or just one word.

Your Chinese / Japanese Calligraphy Search for "Dog"...

Quick links to words on this page...

  1. Dog
  2. Fu Dog / Foo Dog
  3. Akita Dog / Akitainu / Akita Inu
  4. Tengu
  5. There’s No Place Like Home
  6. Snoopy
  7. Inuyasha
  8. Pug / Pekingese
  9. Badger
10. Love the Flower, Love the Pot also


(another version)
China quǎn
Japan inu
Dog Wall Scroll

犬 is another way to write dog in Chinese and Japanese. Just like we have dog, hound, pooch, canine and other words in English. However, this is NOT the character used to express "Year of the Dog." Although it is the most common way to say/write "dog" in Japanese.

See also our Chinese Zodiac page.


Year of the Dog / Zodiac Sign
China gǒu
Japan inu / ku
Dog Wall Scroll

狗 is the character for dog, canine or hound in Chinese.

If you were born in the year of the dog, you . . .

Are strong-willed
Loyal to your friends and mate.
Never compromise when you think you are right.

Note: Can be pronounced, and means dog in Japanese but feels like a very old word (see our other dog if you need a Japanese dog).

See also our Chinese Zodiac page.

Fu Dog / Foo Dog

China shí shī zi
Fu Dog / Foo Dog Wall Scroll

While known in the west as fu dogs or foo dogs, these are actually guardian lions.

These are the lion statues traditionally placed at the entrance of Chinese imperial palaces, imperial tombs, temples, and high-ranking officials' homes. These days, you are more likely to see them at the entrance to a fancy Chinese restaurant.

This title actually means, "stone lion(s)".

Akita Dog / Akitainu / Akita Inu

Japan aki ta inu
Akita Dog / Akitainu / Akita Inu Wall Scroll

鞦田犬 is the Japanese title of the breed of dog known as an Akita. Technically, the title above means "Akita hound" or "Akita Dog." The literal translation of these characters is "autumn field dog."

Note: This title is Japanese only. In China, this breed of dog is referred to as "The Japanese breed" (literally: Japanese hound).

Chinese title: 日本犬


China tiān gǒu
Japan ten gu
Tengu Wall Scroll

天狗 is the Japanese title for Tengu, which roughly translates as, "heavenly dog."

Tengu are a type of legendary creature found in Japanese folk religion and are also considered a type of Shinto god (kami) or yōkai (supernatural beings).

The origin is Chinese, though this term is seldom used in Chinese any more. It was a dog-like Chinese demon (Tiangou)

Although the title contains the word "dog," the tengu are often depicted with human and bird-like characteristics. Sometimes they have large noses or beaks like birds.

There’s No Place Like Home

China jīn wō yín wō bù rú zì jǐ de gǒu wō
There’s No Place Like Home Wall Scroll

This Chinese slang proverb means: Golden house, [or a] silver house, not as good as my own dog house.

It's basically saying that even a house made of gold or silver is not as good as my own home (which may only be suitable for a dog but it's mine).


Japan sunuupii
Snoopy Wall Scroll

スヌーピー is how to write Snoopy (comic strip pet dog) in Japanese Katakana.

Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana , it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.


China shǐ nǔ bǐ
Snoopy Wall Scroll

史努比 is the most common way to write Snoopy (comic strip pet dog) in Mandarin Chinese.


China quǎn yè chà
Japan inu ya sha
Inuyasha Wall Scroll

犬夜叉 is the title Inuyasha or Inu Yasha, a fictional character meaning "dog demon" from Japanese Manga. Also known by Manga-lovers in China.

Pug / Pekingese

China zhòng
Japan chin
Pug / Pekingese Wall Scroll

狆 is the shortest way to title the Pekingese, Japanese Spaniel, or Pug breed of dog. This title is a little ambiguous.

狆 is also sometimes romanized as "chung."


Japan mujina
Badger Wall Scroll

狢 is a Japanese word that means badger or "raccoon dog" (Nyctereutes procyonoides).

I have included the Chinese and Korean pronunciation above. However, this character is rarely used character in modern Chinese and Korean.

Love the Flower, Love the Pot also

Love Me, Love My Dog
China ài huā lián pén ài ài nǚ téng nǚ xù
Love the Flower, Love the Pot also Wall Scroll

This proverb literally translates as, "If one loves a flower, [one will] love it's pot; [if one really] loves [one's] daughter, [one will also] love [one's] son-in-law."

Figuratively, is similar to the English proverbs:
Love me, love my dog.
Love for a person extends even to the crows on his roof.

Buy some related in-stock artwork?

Compare: $60.00

Your Price: $33.88

Compare: $60.00

Your Price: $33.88

Compare: $60.00

Your Price: $33.88

Compare: $60.00

Your Price: $33.88

Compare: $60.00

Your Price: $33.88

Chinese Dog Wall Scroll

Chinese Dog Wall Scroll

Discounted Blemished

Compare: $63.00

Your Price: $35.00

Furry Asian Dog Wall Scroll

Furry Asian Dog Wall Scroll

Discounted Blemished

Compare: $63.00

Your Price: $35.00

Furry Dog Wall Scroll

Furry Dog Wall Scroll

Discounted Blemished

Compare: $63.00

Your Price: $35.00

The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Dog inuquǎn / quan3 / quan ch`üan / chüan
Dog inu / kugǒu / gou3 / gou kou
Fu Dog
Foo Dog
shí shī zi
shi2 shi1 zi5
shi shi zi
shih shih tzu
Akita Dog
Akita Inu
aki ta inu / akitainu
Tengu 天狗ten gu / tengutiān gǒu / tian1 gou3 / tian gou / tiangou t`ien kou / tienkou / tien kou
There’s No Place Like Home 金窩銀窩不如自己的狗窩
jīn wō yín wō bù rú zì jǐ de gǒu wō
jin1 wo1 yin2 wo1 bu4 ru2 zi4 ji3 de5 gou3 wo1
jin wo yin wo bu ru zi ji de gou wo
chin wo yin wo pu ju tzu chi te kou wo
Snoopy スヌーピーsunuupii / sunupi
Snoopy 史努比shǐ nǔ bǐ
shi3 nu3 bi3
shi nu bi
shih nu pi
Inuyasha 犬夜叉inu ya sha / inuyashaquǎn yè chà
quan3 ye4 cha4
quan ye cha
ch`üan yeh ch`a
chüan yeh cha
chinzhòng / zhong4 / zhong chung
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.

Successful Chinese Character and Japanese Kanji calligraphy searches within the last few hours...

Bushido Code
Divine Protection
Double Happiness
Fighting Spirit
Guest Book
Indomitable Spirit
Kung Fu
Moral and Virtuous
Never Give Up
Peaceful Warrior
Qi Gong

All of our calligraphy wall scrolls are handmade.

When the calligrapher finishes creating your artwork, it is taken to my art mounting workshop in Beijing where a wall scroll is made by hand from a combination of silk, rice paper, and wood.
After we create your wall scroll, it takes at least two weeks for air mail delivery from Beijing to you.

Allow a few weeks for delivery. Rush service speeds it up by a week or two for $10!

When you select your calligraphy, you'll be taken to another page where you can choose various custom options.

A nice Chinese calligraphy wall scroll

The wall scroll that Sandy is holding in this picture is a "large size"
single-character wall scroll.
We also offer custom wall scrolls in small, medium, and an even-larger jumbo size.

A professional Chinese Calligrapher

Professional calligraphers are getting to be hard to find these days.
Instead of drawing characters by hand, the new generation in China merely type roman letters into their computer keyboards and pick the character that they want from a list that pops up.

There is some fear that true Chinese calligraphy may become a lost art in the coming years. Many art institutes in China are now promoting calligraphy programs in hopes of keeping this unique form of art alive.

Trying to learn Chinese calligrapher - a futile effort

Even with the teachings of a top-ranked calligrapher in China, my calligraphy will never be good enough to sell. I will leave that to the experts.

A high-ranked Chinese master calligrapher that I met in Zhongwei

The same calligrapher who gave me those lessons also attracted a crowd of thousands and a TV crew as he created characters over 6-feet high. He happens to be ranked as one of the top 100 calligraphers in all of China. He is also one of very few that would actually attempt such a feat.

Check out my lists of Japanese Kanji Calligraphy Wall Scrolls and Old Korean Hanja Calligraphy Wall Scrolls.

Some people may refer to this entry as Dog Kanji, Dog Characters, Dog in Mandarin Chinese, Dog Characters, Dog in Chinese Writing, Dog in Japanese Writing, Dog in Asian Writing, Dog Ideograms, Chinese Dog symbols, Dog Hieroglyphics, Dog Glyphs, Dog in Chinese Letters, Dog Hanzi, Dog in Japanese Kanji, Dog Pictograms, Dog in the Chinese Written-Language, or Dog in the Japanese Written-Language.