Prints are the impressions made by either animal or human feet; they are more fully termed “pawprints” or “hoofprints” (or, for human feet, “footprints”). A single example of hoofprints has been found in modern German armory, in the civic arms of Gars, in Bavaria [Neubecker & Rentzmann, 10000 Wappen von Staaten und Städten, p.394]; prints are thus accepted for Society use, though they are considered a step from period practice.
While the type of animal is often blazoned, no heraldic difference is granted between various prints. They are shown with the toe-marks to chief by Society default, as in the illustration. For related charges, see sole.
Esther of Darkhaven bears: Per fess sable and argent, in bend nine wolf-paw prints counterchanged five and four, in sinister chief a plate.
Artemas Maximus bears: Or, a bear’s paw print gules.
Felix MacAvady bears: Or, seven cat’s paw prints two, three and two sable.
Willelm le Pied bears: Per bend sinister sable and azure, a footprint argent.
Watt Kidman bears: Or, three goat’s hoofprints inverted Or.