A Fleur de lis (a heraldic emblem consisting of a three pedaled iris) placed on a sable shield. Chained dogs, Rampant gules and silver surmounted by a silver dog facing dexter out of a ducal coronet ore, three bells are ore. The mantling is guled and argents.
The motto placed under the sable shield reads:
“Prend Moi tel que je suis” ( Take me as I am )
Tinctures as shown by description:
The shield is black, signifying: Prudence
The bells are gold, signifying: Fortitude
The Fleur-de-lis is silver:
One rampand dog is red, signifying: Charity
The other rampant dog and half
Dog on the crest are silver, signifying: Hope
The mantling is red, which represents a cloak
Dexter, right side of shield represents fortunate
Ducal, pertaining to a duke
Coronet, a small crown, one marking a rank, lowers than sovereignty.