Donald Wilde purchased his first Kerry Blue Terrier, Connell’s Wild Irish Rose in 1987. In 1988 he and Rosey’s breeder headed off to the Montgomery Kennel Club show. The plan was to have the breeder show Rosey. Because of a conflict, Don showed her. He put on his Irish cap and that became his trademark in the ring.
Don and wife Jean bred and showed Kerry Blue Terriers under the Cordial prefix. A name which truly described Don to those who knew him.
Don was active in the United States Kerry Blue Terrier Club serving on the Board of Governors and ultimately as President. He served as the first Chair of USKBTC Charitable Funds. Don was the driving force for the formation of the Lower Michigan Kerry Blue Terrier Club.