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Pioneer Kennels, LLC

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Welcome to Pioneer Kennels, owned and operated by professional dog trainers Scott and Tammy Chaffee.  The kennel is located in Clare, Michigan, in the heart of some of the finest grouse country in the world. 

‚ÄčScott Chaffee has trained and handled dogs to over 70 walking trial championship placements, which is the most by any Michigan trainer in history and is the only handler to win walking championships on 4 different game birds; ruffed grouse, woodcock, sharptail grouse and quail.  He has also won dozens more shooting dog and derby classic placements and dog of the year honors, totaling hundreds of wins.  Pioneer Kennels continues to campaign and win with some of the finest grouse dogs in the world.