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Mr. Alvin W. Eng

Mr. Alvin W. Eng of Rocklin, California is like most dog owners, in that he began dog obedience training out of necessity. In 1991, Alvin and his wife Audrey bought their first dog together shortly after they were married. The dog was a sweet but ill-mannered English Springer Spaniel puppy named Cruiser. Cruiser was quite a handful, and Alvin was ready to return him when the breeder suggested an obedience class instead.

Through dog training, Alvin fell in love with Cruiser and the sport of dog obedience. To Alvin, growing the special bond between dog and owner is the best part of dog obedience. 

Alvin has trained many English Springer Spaniels for competition. His dogs have won the US Pepperoni Western Regional Novice Division in 1997, competed at AKC National Obedience Invitationals, and been awarded the Top Obedience Springer for many years by the English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association (ESSFTA), the parent club of the breed.

Alvin began judging in 2001 and has enjoyed assignments in the United States and Canada, including judging national events like the 2009 National Obedience Invitational and 2013 AKC Juniors Classic. This is his first judging assignment at Westminster.