The Hamilton in the breed's name is a tribute to the father of the breed, a count, who also founded the Swedish Kennel Club.
About the Hamiltonstovare
Hamiltonstovares are great companions, due to their friendly, stable character. They are well-proportioned animals, giving the impression of great strength and vigor. There is never any question of heaviness in these well-toned dogs.
Hamiltonstovares are used to hunt hares and foxes, giving tongue. They do not hunt in packs. In Sweden they are never used to hunt deer.
Source: key facts and characteristics sourced from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)