The Big Dog Lead™ – 3 ft. versatile leather leash

The Big Dog Lead ™

We designed this leash because it can be hard to find great items for large breeds. No longer will you and your dog get all tangled up in a long leash. If you have a big strong dog, this is the leash for you. Plus, this is the most durable leash you will find anywhere.

  • 3 ft. long
  • Shortens to a 20″ traffic lead
  • 3/4″ wide (17mm)

Artisan handcrafted in Colorado, USA!

Made to order! Allow 3-5 days for creation.



Switch Hardware Colors

Our standard color combinations are:
Tan Leather with Brass (gold) Hardware
Black Leather with Stainless Steel (silver) hardware


The Big Dog Lead ™

Designed especially for big dogs, this leash is equipped with special hardware to increase functionality and versatility. On the “dog-end” of the leash, there is a bolt snap as well as a fixed ring, and on the handle loop there is another bolt snap. When used in the extended position, clip the bolt snap to your dog’s collar and hold the handle loop for a 3 foot long lead. If you need a shorter option, simply clip the bolt snap on the handle loop to the fixed O-ring on the dog-end to create an 20” traffic lead.

The design also allows for the leash to be used for DUAL CONTROL by attaching one end to the dog’s regular collar and the other end to a head/training collar. This leash also features braiding on the handle and Chicago screw posts on the dog-end to ensure extra strength and durability.

Our Big Dog Lead™ is the best quality leash you will find anywhere. We use only the highest quality and most durable leather– it is soft to the touch and all edges are beveled for a smooth feel throughout the length of the leash. Each leash features top quality hardware that ensures strength and durability so that you can be confident in your gear.

Leather & Hardware Color

Our leather comes in two colors: tan and black.

Our standard leather/hardware color combinations are:

  • Black leather with stainless steel/silver colored hardware
  • Tan leather with brass/gold colored hardware

*If you would like a different leather/hardware color combination, select the option “Make with OTHER Color Hardware”.

*Note: brass hardware can stain white/light coated dogs. Sometimes the oil in dogs’ coats can create tarnish, a harmless chemical reaction

About our leather:

Our Golden TAN BRIDLE leather is 100% American vegetable-tanned leather, made with NO dyes or toxic metallic chemicals. Reminiscent of fine English horse tack, this leather is superior in quality to any other leash you’ve seen. Every leash is HAND-OILED to bring out the softness, so your leash arrives supple and feels great in your hands immediately and only improves with age. The color will darken with use and age. 

Our lovely BLACK LATIGO leather is solid black, and superior to ordinary leashes in texture and quality, cut from select USA hides. It is incredibly durable, yet is very flexible. Feels great in your hands and will simply get better with age. 

Leather care is easy! Don’t worry too much, and don’t be afraid to use your items — we promise leather is incredibly resilient, and regular weather won’t hurt it. If you think your item looks dirty, dry, or just need a little extra love, pouring a little leather conditioner on a cloth, and rubbing it in like lotion will usually do the trick. Baths and a jaunt in the river are just fine, but you might want to offer a little conditioner to your products afterwards. Saltwater can be harsh, so after a visit to the ocean, a good rinse in fresh water and proper conditioning will help preserve and protect your treasured leash or collar. See our Leather Care page for more specific information.

Lifetime Warranty

We stand behind the quality of our products.

All Bold Lead Designs’ handcrafted leather & Brahma products that we make in our workshop are guaranteed against defects in materials and craftsmanship for life!

If your leather lead, Brahma lead, training equipment, or harness ever breaks or is damaged from regular use, simply contact Bold Lead Designs for a replacement or repair at no charge. There is no time limit. This is the best warranty in the industry.

If service is required, please see Warranty Claims & Repair Service below.

Warranty is limited to replacement or repair of covered product only, and does not cover things outside of our control such as chewing, neglect, misuse, normal wear, external trauma, or customer alterations. Bold Lead Designs reserves the right to determine if a repair or replacement is covered by our warranty. Items we don’t make in our workshop, such as accessories and consumable items, are excluded. Note: bldBASICS, any item sold as used or imperfect or marked with a star is excluded from this warranty or guarantee.

Limitation of Damages:

Guarantee/Warranty is limited to replacement or repair of product only. Bold Lead Designs, LLC, or its associates, cannot be responsible for any claims or liabilities beyond the scope of the guarantee. Chewing, neglect and misuse, customer alterations, external trauma, and items marked with a star void all warranties. No other warranties, expressed or implied, are made. User assumes all responsibility for proper and safe use of product and care of animal. Customer pays for shipping for warranty claims. This warranty is nontransferable.

Have a warranty issue? Need a repair or replacement?

Please contact us first so we can help determine the best way to get you taken care of!

If the product sustained damage under normal use, and is covered under warranty, we will make it right at no charge (just pay for shipping).

Non-warranty repairs and alterations may be available, even for chewing and external damage. Repair costs start at $5 plus shipping. We will provide an accurate quote upon assessing the damage.

What to do: Tell us what product you have and what the issue is. If you can, please email us photos of the damage so that we can determine the best solution (repair, replacement, or something else). Usually we will have you mail the item to us, in which case we ask that you send the item to us with a completed Warranty-Repair Form. Please download, fill it in, print, and include with your return.

All warranty claims and repairs must be accompanied by the form otherwise we won’t know what to do with your item when received. If you don’t have a printer, you may write out all the pertinent information on a paper and include it with the item. Customer is responsible for all related shipping costs.

Reviews (9)

9 reviews for The Big Dog Lead™ – 3 ft. versatile leather leash

  1. Shana (verified owner)

    I have purchased three of these with minor customization. These are perfect for large dogs and if your someone like me who prefers a shorter leash than the standard 6-ft length. The quality is beyond anything you’ll find anywhere else. An customer service is always excellent and prompt.

  2. Melita McCully (verified owner)

    Exceeded my expectations! Comfortable in my hand. Enables me to easily walk two or three puppies concurrently! Outstanding Quality! Love the fact I can modify length from 3′ to 20″ traffic lead. I’m sure I’ll be purchasing other items from Katrina and Bold lead in the future as my puppies grow. Thank you Katrina and your awesome team. Melita

  3. KateLynne S. (verified owner)

    I use this leash for my service dog. I’m a full time wheelchair user and this leash is perfect for my working dog! It’s just the right length to use in all situations and when we need a “hurry” break I can give her a little bit more space. It has held up very well to my all day everyday use. I live in New England and it has been used in all types of weather. Love it!!

  4. Dr. Robertson

    I use this lead for my border collie service dog. It is the perfect length for working in public with the added benefit of extra clips. It is well made and sturdy. I highly recommend this lead.

  5. Stephanie B (verified owner)

    My big dog lead just arrived (with a custom modification). It’s wonderful.

    Beautiful craftsmanship and quality. I love the spacer so thoughtfully added to keep the floating ring in place. I have tried ordering leather leads from other custom shops and have been disappointed with the quality and service for the price. Your customer service was top notch, timely, and your products are of superior quality at reasonable prices. I will be buying all my leather leads from you in the future and will recommend you to all our puppy raisers and trainers at the service dog organization I work for. Thank you!

  6. Kelsey R. (verified owner)

    Just received the leash and collar that I ordered and they are Fantastic!! They came so fast! I Love them! You don’t know how hard it is to find a good quality leather leash and collar. My Dane Marley will wear it with pride!

    Thank you!


  7. Heidi C

    Bold Lead Designs make high quality products! I love this design as it makes it easy to clip the leash, temporarily freeing my hands!
    We love them so much we own 3 leads and two tabs! We just need to add a collar to make the ‘collection’ complete!

  8. Sarah

    This lead is perfect for my Great Dane. I love the length, and how easy it is for me to quickly tether him to something and run into a shop etc. I would also definitely go for the add on locking jaw snap – which has been super reassuring for me when I’ve had him in the back of a ute tied up! Thank you Katrina!

    Sarah, Australia

  9. diana

    I didn’t know if I needed a traffic leash or a 3 foot leash. I couldn’t find either one at the pet stores. I just received my Big Dog Lead! Its perfect! Beautiful leather and exceptional design. I’m so happy I ordered it. Its even better than I expected. Its exactly what I need to walk my dog!!!
    ~thank you

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