(8 customer reviews)


The Big Dog Lead ™

  • 3 ft. long
  • Shortens to a 20″ traffic lead
  • 3/4″ wide (17mm)
  • Designed for large breeds
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Handcrafted in our Colorado workshop

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.


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 ™

Beyond the basic short traffic lead, this functional leash adjusts to 2 lengths for versatility. Use it extended for a three-foot lead (just the right length for large dogs), or shortens to an 20″ traffic lead. This leash has special hardware to make it multi-functional. You can also use this leash for DUAL CONTROL by attaching one end to the dog’s regular collar, and the other to a head collar or training collar.

Features a regular braided loop handle. There’s a bolt snap on the handle and a fixed ring for shortening the leash.

This is the best quality leash you will find anywhere. There is no stitching to come undone or rivets to wear out. We use only the best and most durable leather that is always soft to the touch and only improves with age. All edges are beveled for a smooth feel. Top quality hardware assures strength and durability. We believe so strongly in the quality of our work, we offer a LIFETIME WARRANTY.

Crafted with a braided handle and screw posts at the “dog end” of the lead for durability.

Select 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. Solid brass hardware.

Our lovely BLACK LATIGO is solid black, and superior to ordinary leashes in texture and quality, cut from select from USA hides. It is incredibly durable, yet is very flexible. Feels great in your hands and will simply get better with age. We use only the highest quality chrome plated solid brass hardware (silver color).


Standard bolt snaps are shown; they are the highest quality and most reliable snaps we’ve found. Special hardware or modification is available by request.



Additional information

Weight 0.4 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 4 × 2 in
Material Color


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

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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!


  4. 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!

  5. 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

  6. 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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