Our Ideas and Additional Information:
AMENDED: (see below) My original vision was a dog, barking up a tree - with a person(s) scrambing up a tree to get away from the dog (ie. investor watchdog). Dog would be an aggressive type of dog - or this type of caricature, and the person scrambling up the tree should be a finance type - and have a briefcase in hand - running away in fear.
However, since I've seen some of your designs, I am also drawn to the more simplified logo with a dog head/torso with typeography 'Investor WatchDog.' Even though I'm drawn to the simplified logo, I still need to make a connection with finance and or money, whether it be a briefcase with money, a money symbol $$, etc. as my company is trying to help protect and educate investors from fraud in the financial world which is so rampant today.