Contact Information:

7301 S. Bailey Lake Ave

Clare, MI 48617

Home Phone  989-386-3891

Cell   989-429-2777


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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. 

Scott 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. 

​Tammy is back training and handling a string of dogs and in her first year back won the Michigan Cover Dog Derby of the Year in addition to several other placements with multiple dogs.  In her second year, she won her first championship.

Pioneer Kennels, LLC

Home of Champion Grouse Dogs