2021 Grand National Grouse Champion Is English Setter Named 'Mac'
A 9-year-old white-and-orange male English Setter named “Mac” hunted grouse with top-notch expertise to win the 2021 Grand National Grouse Championship in November at Marienville, Pennsylvania. 8XCH 3XRUCH Ponderosa Mac won the one-hour stake with an outstanding grouse find on a challenging, wide open course. Handler Scott Chaffee of Pioneer Kennels in Clare, Michigan, says, “Mac had a great, forward-running race and perfect manners.” Highly versatile and adaptable, Mac has won championships in all three cover dog geographical regions. He is the only cover dog in history to win eight championships and to place in four consecutive Nationals. At the Grand National Grouse Championship, he was Runner-Up Champion in 2017 and Champion in 2018, and at the Grand National Grouse & Woodcock Invitational Championship, he was Champion in 2018 and Runner-Up Champion in 2019. Bred by Chaffee and his wife, Tammy, and owned by Steve Snyder of Ellendale, Minnesota, Mac was sired by 2XCH 2XRUCH Jetwood out of 2XCH Cooper Mtn. Pepsi. This top cover dog is fed Purina Pro Plan SPORT Performance 30/20 Chicken & Rice Formula dog food.