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. We have trained and handled dogs to over 90 coverdog and walking trial championship placements, including 20 National Championship placements.   We are the only trainers to win walking championships on 4 different game birds; ruffed grouse, woodcock, sharptail grouse and quail.  We have also won dozens more shooting dog and derby classic placements and dog of the year honors, totaling hundreds of wins.