(5 customer reviews)


Brahma 8-Way Lead ™ – an 8 position leash made from Soft-Grip Material: BLD’s MOST POPULAR LEASH DESIGN!

  • Six foot long, multi-functional leash
  • Approx 82” end to end, bolt snap on each end (208 cm)
  • Makes a 6, 4 ½, 3 ½ foot lead
  • Floating ring for slip-collar
  • 8 positions—including over-the-shoulder
  • Premium Stainless Steel hardware
  • Handcrafted in our workshop in Colorado, USA
  • 8-foot LONG 8×8 version, belt option (add an adjustable ring) and Chew Resistant option are available upon request

It’s not leather! Strong as a Brahma bull, this man-made leather alternative makes a fantastic all-weather dog leash. It can take a beating through brush, creeks, and saltwater. It is flexible and has a nice weight and feel that resembles leather. It won’t give you rope burn or absorb dirt like rope or nylon leads. Backed by our unmatched Lifetime Warranty.

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Brahma 8-Way Lead ™ 

The six foot long 8-Way Lead™ is our most popular leash design. This European style, multi-functional lead is so versatile it’s like having wight leashes in one!

Our standard 8-Way Lead is six feet long, and can be shorted or lengthened at any time: Makes a 6, 4 ½, 3 ½ foot lead. Excellent as a hands-free leash that can be worn across your body by placing the leash over your shoulder (approximately 4.5 ft. from your shoulder to the dog). For dual control, you can connect one end of the leash to a training collar, and one to the regular collar. Great for use with head collars or harnesses. Great for Schutzhund/protection work, obedience training, service dogs, and everyday use.

Available with a belt feature! ($) Selecting this option will add an Adjustable Ring and fob to the middle section of the leash to allow the leash to be worn hands-free around the waist.

Features a bolt snap at each end, 3 fixed rings, and one loose ring. This leash does NOT HAVE A LOOP HANDLE, rather it has a bolt snap at each end so you can use the leash in any configuration.

Check out the illustrations to see what this leash can do. This sturdy lead goes beyond the standard dog leash. This multi-function lead can be clipped to a collar or harness, or may be used as a slip-collar for effective yet gentle training.

This is the best quality synthetic non-leather leash you will find anywhere. We believe so strongly in the quality of our work, we offer a LIFETIME WARRANTY.

8×8 LONG 8 foot version ($):

Same features, just longer! Eight foot long 8×8 Lead makes an 8, 6, 4 1/2 foot lead. (When worn hands-free over the shoulder, it’s approximately 6 ft. from your shoulder to the dog). Approximately 105″ from bolt snap to bolt snap, this extra long lead is designed for tall or larger people and/or short or small breed dogsMade to order. Select the option to “make it longer” to order this version. 

Chew Resistant Chain version ($):

This variation is made with a premium stainless steel chain at the dog end for dogs that are tempted to bite at their leash.This option replaces the leather at the “dog end” of the leash with 24 inches of chain and omits the loose ring feature. If you wish to use the collar feature, simply clip the snap directly to the chain. Made to order. Select the hardware option to “make with chew resistant chain.” Only available in ¾” wide (19 mm).

Soft-Grip leather alternative:

Brahma Soft-Grip is constructed with webbing on the inside and a durable, non-tacky PVC coating on the outside.  This durable material is great for any extreme weather condition, resilient in cold weather, and is resistant to abrasions. It’s kinder to the hands than webbing or rope, and also resists knotting and tangling. Easy to care for: just wipe clean with soap and water. All Brahma leads come standard with premium quality Stainless Steel hardware (silver color). Assembled with screw posts for durably (We never use unreliable rivets or stitching that can unravel.)

Choose the width:

  • ½” wide (12.7 mm) for most dogs, medium and large breeds. Most popular size!
  • ¾” wide (19 mm) for large breeds, this is a heavy-duty leash (not recommenced for dogs under 80 pounds)

Modifications are possible! Need different hardware? Click here for leash snaps. 

Note: as with other synthetic materials, the lead can build up static and attract dust and hair. But it easily wipes right off.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 1 in
Length of Lead

8-way 6ft, 8×8 Longer 8ft version



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5 reviews for Brahma 8-Way Lead™ – multi-functional vegan dog leash (6 or 8 feet long)

  1. sabraham (verified owner)

    This leash is amazing! It has so many different uses and is perfect for working with service dogs in training. It feels super soft yet durable and fits perfectly in my hand with its thinner option. Shipping was super fast and the leash is just overall exactly what I was looking for and extremely well-made. I will definitely be ordering more equipment from BLD!

  2. Debra (verified owner)

    Ok guys. I barely clicked the “pay” button and my package arrived!! I LOVE this leash. It’s finally everything I want: leather-alt, thin, versatile af, gorgeous! You’ve done it again BLD. #awesomesauce

  3. Laura (verified owner)

    I just adopted a greyhound and this lead has been a life saver! The Brahma material is amazing. Feels like like well worn leather. It is tough as nails despite the soft feel. The multiple lead positions have been great to help my retired racer adjust. I LOVE the hands off feature! I will be getting the regular 6 foot lead. The craftsmanship on these leashes is outstanding! Well worth the price!

  4. Jennifer D.

    I was looking for a well made leash with several length options for working with guide dogs and service dogs in training. I work with our local prison socializing these dogs as they work towards their goal of being placed with either a blind person or someone with PTSD. Bold Lead Designs was recommended to me and I am very pleased with the leash I chose. I can keep a dog close to me to reinforce their heel position training, I can loop it over my shoulder if I need access to my hands while walking, I can make the leash longer when working on loose leash walking. I also use this leash for walking my Wheaton Terrier to give me more control, as she loves to pull. Strong materials, looks great, rapid response from the company when I had a question. I love that it was made especially for me, not mass produced. I have recommended Bold Lead Designs to others looking for a high quality product!

  5. Dana Rankin

    Love this lead. It is great for the beach and everyday. It is very wellmade. I can walk three labradors at one time thanks to this lead. It is comfortable and durable. I highly recommend it!

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