Test Your Knowledge About the Culture of the Foxhunt

The culture of the hunt. There is one, and it’s ancient and storied.  It has its own etiquette, its own attire, and its own language, and the quick quiz below tests your knowledge of the latter – the “lingo.” While anyone can try their hand at answering the questions,  Harrier, Foxhound, Beagle and Basset owners specifically will want to see how they do:

1) What would you be hunting if your quarry were the ‘danglier’?

2) What would you be hunting if your quarry were ‘le cerf’?

3) What would you be hunting if following the ‘jelly-dogs’?

4) What would you be hunting if following a ‘bobbery’ pack?

5) What would you be receiving if presented with Latchfords?

6) What would you be receiving if presented with a Michael Lyne?

7) What would you be receiving if presented with a Littleworth?

8) What would you be receiving if presented with a Biegle?

9) What would you be receiving if presented with a Frank Meads?

10) What is the latin for fox?

The answers come below this now famous picture:

Beagle,fox,fox hunting,

The picture was taken by Mircea Costina who caught the moment in a forest north of Montreal, Canada. More information about the circumstances that lead to this extraordinary shot can be read in an article by Leon Watson.

As for the quiz answers, they follow:

1) If you were hunting a  ‘danglier,’ you’d be hunting a wild boar;

2) What would you be hunting if your quarry were ‘le cerf’? A stag;

3)  If you were hunting while following the ‘jelly-dogs,’ you’d be hunting for hare;

4) What would you be hunting if following a ‘bobbery’ pack? You’d be following anything since a bobbery pack is mixed with dogs often not belonging to any of the hound breeds, so there’s no specific prey;

5) You be receiving spurs if you were presented with Latchfords

6) What would you be receiving if presented with a Michael Lyne? A painting;

7) On the other hand, if you were presented with a Littleworth, you’d be getting a hunting horn;

8) What would you be getting if presented with a Biegle? A painting;

9) What would you be receiving if presented with a Frank Meads? A photograph or book of photographs;

10)Vulpes Vulpes is latin for fox? 

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