It's really not, though. It's a lion. Calling it a "foo dog" or anything similar is a misnomer.
I'm not. I stand by Entei being a Shisa, which is half dog half lion. It more closely resembles them than the standard chinese guardian lion. --- Don't forget to check out my MegaTen themed webcomics at http://www.drunkduck.com/user/Strain42/ (Currently Updating: Persona 4TW Add-On M-F) 5069-5089-2020