It was vocalist Matt McCourt and drummer Castronovo who were previously in another project titled Dr. Mastermind, a band that had released albums on 80's Metal style label Shrapnel Records', not to mention Castronovo's long resume otherwise (Geezer and Ozzy Osbourne). Their debut as Wild Dogs, also on Shrapnel' would come in 1983 with a self-titled album and the added members of Jeff Mark (guitar) and Danny Kurth (bass), to follow it up with Man's Best Friend (1984) and Reign Of Terror (1987; withRick Bartell replacing Kurth). The band lost interest shortly later but was resurrected in 1998 by McCourt who recruited Michael Brown (guitar) and Pete Laufmann (drums). Better Late Than Never followed in 2000 featuring various tracks recorded between 1990 and 1998.