At the beginning of 2006, the entrance to the Old Town received its first guard – man’s best friend – the dog. This sculpture is called "The Guard of Old Town" and was gifted by one of the local enterprises. The sculpture stands in Turgaus Square, near Pilies Street. It is meant to stand as a symbol to the Chinese sign of 2006 – the year of the dog. The "owners" of the Doberman hope that this dog will become one of the few accents and centers of attraction in Klaipėda.
(Svajūnas Jurkus was the sculptor of the statue and Vytautas Paulionis was the architect).