Custom Brahma Lead – dog training leash / tracking long line

2019 Best Dog Gear of the Year
by The Whole Dog Journal

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Brahma Leads are designed for dog sports such as nose work and tracking. Perfect for playtime and exercise, too. Super-durable, affordable training leads in any length!

Strong as a Brahma bull, this man-made leather alternative makes a fantastic all-weather dog leash. We love it for tracking leads (or long lines) due to the continuous length. It can take a beating through brush, creeks, and saltwater. It is flexible has a nice weight and feel that resembles leather. It won’t give you rope burn or absorb dirt/moisture like rope or nylon leads. Better grip, especially when wet, than other brands. Made with premium Stainless Steel hardware.

Custom made Brahma Leads come with our unmatched Lifetime Warranty.
Many lengths up to 50 feet available, price depends on the length. Choice of color and width! Select the features you need to customize your leash, including the type of handle and special options.

(If you are looking for the Brahma XS in the skinny/lightweight version for small breeds or puppies, click here.)

Consider our Leash Caddy accessory to keep your long line neat and your gear organized (details here).

Custom made to order! Allow 3-5 business days for creation.



Handle Style * 

Custom hardware at the “dog-end” of leash

Stainless Steel bolt snap (silver color hardware) is standard. Request something else:

Add a Leash Caddy?


Custom Brahma leash in a variety of sizes, lengths and modification options.

Available in any length for all your training needs, from 4 to 50 feet long.

Choose the width: (if you are looking for the Brahma XS THIN, LIGHT version for small breeds or puppies click here.)

  • ½” wide (12.7 mm) for most dogs, very sturdy for medium and large breeds
  • ¾” wide (19 mm) for large breeds, this is a heavy-duty line (not recommended for dogs under 80 pounds)

Customization is available!

Handle End Styles available:

  • Regular Loop Handle (most popular)
  • Regular Loop Handle with a loose O-ring in the handle loop
  • End in an O-Ring (no handle loop)
  • Bolt Snap on Handle End (no handle loop)
  • No Handle (no handle loop or hardware) Great for Tracking leads!
  • Open Handle (bolt snap that clips to a fixed O-ring 18″ from the end) Overall length is measured with the handle loop closed

Other Customization:

  • Distance Marker: a smooth marker rivet. Example: you may want a distance marker at 6 feet from dog end on a 10-foot leash. Perfect for CGC training! (marker fob no longer available)
  • Quick-Grab handle: add a second handle loop for convenience. Example: you may want a handle at 3 feet from the dog end to hold your dog close. Quick-Grab Handles are made with the center of the handle grip at the requested measurement. Please note: Due to the length of handle, and hardware, used to form the Quick-Grab Handle, requests made that are 16″ or less from the dog end will be crafted at the dog end. 
  • Loose Ring with a fob for a slip collar
  • Make the “dog end”  chew-resistant with a 24″ stainless steel chain (ex: a 10 foot leash will have chain plus 8 feet of Brahma)
Brahma Choose your color:
  • HUNTER ORANGE (high visibility)
  • TEAL
Hardware Brahma Leads come standard with stainless steel hardware (silver color–looks great on all colors). Brass (yellow color) available upon request. NOTE: In rare instances brass may tarnish and rub off on light colored / white dogs.

Premium Hardware:

  • Stainless Steel Bolt Snaps are the standard hardware for this product. These are the most reliable leash snaps we’ve found.
  • The following specialty snaps are available by request.
  • Scissor/trigger style snaps are available for 1/2″ or wider leashes by request; please know we don’t recommend these as they are not as reliable as our standard options. You may select special hardware if you’d like. (NOT available on small width,)
  • Our exclusive Locking Carabiner Snap comes in all sizes; choose this if you desire a snap that can lock closed, ideal for “Houdini” dogs that somehow shake loose of regular leash snaps. Must be used in the locked position.
  • Alligator Locking Jaw Snaps are available for XL 3/4″ and XXL 1″ wide leashes ONLY. These are heavy-duty snaps designed for working/police/military dog applications. Made in Italy from solid bronze.
  • Shackle Snap / panic release are available for XL 3/4″ and XXL 1″ wide leashes ONLY. Custom fabricated for us with a swivel, this snap is very secure under heavy load, and can be released instantly by pulling the release cord.
  • 24″  stainless steel chain with bolt snap is a chew-resistant option for XL 3/4″ wide leashes ONLY. Replaces 2 feet of material at the “dog end.”

Strong as a Brahma bull, this man-made leather alternative is great for your adventurous pal. It is constructed with webbing on the inside and a durable, non-tacky PVC coating on the outside. This material can take a beating through brush, muck, and saltwater. Brahma is great for any extreme weather condition, resilient in cold weather, and is resistant to abrasions and stink. It is flexible has a nice weight and feel that resembles leather. It won’t absorb dirt & moisture like rope, nylon or fabric. Brahma material is so reliable that it comes with our unmatched Lifetime Warranty! Plus it is easy to clean: Just wipe clean with soap and water.

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 (34)

34 reviews for Custom Brahma Lead – dog training leash / tracking long line

  1. M (verified owner)

    Sturdy, attractive, and well crafted lead and absolutely amazing customer service! I was notified personally when my order was received and shipped :-) The lead definitely seems strong and durable and is a breeze to clean too, which is a huge plus. Would highly recommend!

  2. Natalie (verified owner)

    A far superior product to any of the nylon or rope long lines. Doesn’t tangle or absorb water, is weatherproof and easy to clean. Appreciate being able to customize the line for your specific training needs—we added a quick grab at 6 feet so it can also function as a short leash. Has improved our training experience immensely. Also love that it’s made in the US by a trustworthy company. Fantastic value.

  3. Jordan

    Just bought a 33′ teal Brahma tracking lead at Clicker Expo Saint Louis this weekend. I did not catch the names of the salespeople but they were very kind, helpful, informative, and not at all pushy or coercive. I arrived back home today and got the chance to use my lead with my dog in a huge field where we go to play fetch. The brilliant color showed up perfectly against the grass! At one point my dog did unfortunately yank me toward another dog, and the lead was wrapped around my hand – I have ZERO rope burn. No injury at all really. The brahma material is incredible and safe to boot! The leash was very easy to wind back up on the way back to the car, and didn’t tangle at all. I’m very impressed and 100% satisfied with my purchase.

  4. Cathy Newfield

    Love my 10 meter orange lead. My German Shepard Pit Bull mix puppy cannot break or damage this thing and he is currently 10 months old, not neutered and 80 lbs. He has chewed on it but I do not see any damage. We live and play in the mountains, rivers and on the beach. Works great in water. It is easy to handle no matter how wet and dirty it gets. The more you use it the better it is. I am impressed at its resistance to tangling. I have never had it tangle on me. The orange color has been a great safety feature. We use the caddy and I feel it is a must with the longer leads.

  5. Allissa (verified owner)

    I have two of these leads now and absolutely love them! The material is sturdy and holds up in all weather conditions and it’s not too prone to wrapping up around my dogs’ legs. Being able to choose from a wide variety of lengths makes it so easy to personalize this to your needs. (I have a 10′ and a 20′.) I was a little skeptical since it’s narrower than my usual leashes, but the 1/2″ width works perfectly for my 40-50 pound dogs. The addition of new colors has only made this product better! The only thing I’d like to see for the future are options for padded handles and elastic “pulling” protection.

  6. Jill Pinder and Eli

    I bought this lead in the 15 foot length to work my GSD in nosework. We live in the Pacific Northwest so I was looking for some thing I could use during the wet season. The lead is great for all wet conditions and I have used it when we go to the river. It floats ,is water proof and the hunter orange can be seen in the water as well as in the late evening. The construction is top notch and the durability is great. It has a few scuffs from rocks and brush but that has not effected the strength integrity. The only con is it is a bit stiff, but I am use to the softness of a leather leash.

  7. Shannan Meehan (verified owner)

    I ordered the 50 foot, 3/4 inch Brahma in orange. It’s been a great addition to my younger dog’s “outdoor wardrobe.” It’s a great and durable training good and it’s held up well through all the seasons. The lead has acquired some dark spots with age, but these do not seem to affect it’s durability or it suppleness. Great addition for dogs in training and when you need the flexibility of a long line without the expense of leather.

  8. Mark Radcliffe (verified owner)

    We bought a 33 foot, 1/2 inch Brahma orange lead for training our dogs. This is a really excellent product. We went on vacation and took our dogs out on the beaches where they could run free with the training leash attached. The orange shows up well even in the water. The lead is very strong and sand resistant, winds up well; good solid clasp. Just perfect for what we needed. The only caution would be to watch out for ‘rope burn’ on the hands. Would recommend your company to anyone. Thank you!

  9. Whitney (verified owner)

    I love this leash! I’ve used both nylon, rope, and leather leashes before, but this Brahma leash is my favorite. It’s super comfortable in my hand, no more rope burns! Plus, I never have to worry about it getting dirty because after a simple wipe it’s back to looking brand new. I always recommend this leash to everyone I know who has dogs!

  10. Karan Graham (verified owner)

    I learned about the Brahma leads through the trainer I work with and just ordered my first. The material is easy to take care of – wipes clean easily and does not absorb fluids. I purchased without the hand loop so it’s especially wonderful as a drag line when we’re training. It’s easy to handle and grip and the best material for use in water.

    Will be ordering more Brahma leads in the future. The service and workmanship from Bold Lead Designs surpassed expectations.

    Thanks for offering great products and service!

  11. Laura (verified owner)

    I really love the fact that this leash is made of a leather alternative, but is incredibly strong and durable. It’s also great because it isn’t affected by water, sand and dirt at all. It is easy to rinse off and dries quickly! I have the 6′ leash but I’m considering getting a longer one as well! Definitely recommend!!

  12. Gary (verified owner)

    Very durable, quality parts and feels good in the hand. Love the 20′ length— gives my dog the extra freedom she deserves! Thanks!

  13. Shawn (verified owner)

    I have gone through about 5 ‘other’ 30 ft leads in the last year. Picking up a Brahma lead was the best thing I ever could have done. It has made if six months through rocky, Utah mountains, hiking, and camping without showing any signs of wear.

  14. Melissa Hernandez

    I was givin a 6 foot lead as a gift a few years ago. I have to say that it is one of the best gift I have ever gotten & my ultimate go to leash. This lead has been used on 10lb puppies to an 80lb American Bulldog. It has been drug over and through grass, dirt, mud, water & concrete. A quick wipe down & it looks as good as new.

  15. Tracy L

    Had one of these made without the handle for inside the house training. The material held up great, and it is really lasting a long time. I took it back in to add a handle, and they graciously added a handle at no charge. Great company and business!

  16. Dan (verified owner)

    Amazing lead! We use it daily, and it still looks brand new (after 1 year). High quality materials at a good price point. My only suggestion would be to add minor texture so when wet (we train rain or shine), you would still have traction with the lead. Otherwise a great all around lead.

  17. Caitlyn (verified owner)

    Very affordable and are lasting! These leashes are wonderful for me. The leather hurts my hands but this material is a great alternative to it that doesn’t bother me at all. I use these leashes regularly and BLD is the only brand I buy.

  18. Anne Blohm (verified owner)

    I have now purchased three of these leads, after being really impressed with the functionality of the first one. We like to go hiking in the woods and brush, and these leads don’t tangle, are easy to work with, don’t pick up brush and debris, and don’t get soaking wet, so our dogs are even able to go swimming.
    In addition, one of our dogs is fearful, and would bolt if spooked. I feel very secure using these leads, because they are so well constructed.
    I recommend them all the time. Thank you for making a quality product that is so functional!

  19. Gail (verified owner)

    Tough lead for active dogs! I have two of these in the longest length – one 3-4 inch orange for my 90 lb. bloodhound/golden retriever and a 1/2 inch for my daughter’s French bulldog. They are perfect for both for Montana where the dogs want to run free and swim but can’t because of wildlife. They almost think they are off leash!

  20. Carol (verified owner)

    I bought the 10′ for Nosework. It’s strong but lightweight not slick when wet an overall excellent lead. No doubt I will be back for other lengths. It is a big improvement over the leather leads I have been using.

  21. June Kohler (verified owner)

    I have purchased two Bramha leads to use with our head strong golden retriever! He never leaves the house or the car with out his lead. It has been absolutely amazing! He pulls that lead through anything and everything, and all I have to do is wash it off with soap and water if needed! On one occasion he got it caught on the edge of an old building, and of course he kept pulling, and really got the lead stuck . We had to pull and tug for quite a while, and it finally popped out! If we had done that with ANY other lead it would have broken!

  22. Gifg (verified owner)

    I love this leash! I’m a full time dog trainer and this is by far one of the best training leashes I have ever used. Mine is 15ft – 1/2″ wide leash and I will soon be upgrading to one in 20ft length. This leash is tough, durable, easy to clean/disinfect and it’s just the right weight.

  23. Georgeanne Wilcox

    This lead is wonderful. Sturdy yet not stiff, it cleans up in a jiffy and really makes walks a breeze. We use the Perfect Pace on our forest walks, a miracle lead if there ever was one, and this one for our treks to stores and dog classes. Everyone loves it and we let folks know exactly where they can get one.

  24. (verified owner)

    I purchased the 10′ to give my Great Dane a little more sniffing room on our field walks. I have no problems keeping the slack from tangling around her legs, the leash seems to glide through my fingers with ease. Works even better than I hoped.

  25. Laura, Karim & Murdock

    We were very excited to try out our Brahma; Dog Lead in Soft Grip coated webbing (leather alternative) in black 10´ length [medium 1/2" width]. Here is our honest review of the product ;
    We have been using the lead for the last few weeks and have been enjoying its length, evident durability and the easy clean ´non-tacky´coating of the product. It has proven to be fantastically light (dainty) yet hard-wearing in various conditions – we enjoy, for example, that it is not as heavy as our normal leather leash and doesn´t get heavier when wet. It is perfect for both light and extreme trips with our dog (in or out of town). The only negative remarks we would make about the product is the difficulty of grasping the lead when it becomes frozen/cold and thus slippery in our gloves. Also, since our dog is quiet large we would purchase a larger clip + thickness of lead. Overall, we are quiet satisfied with the lead and will continue to use it along with our other Bold Designs lead.
    Looking forward to continue using and purchasing your products in the years to come!
    Happy & Satisfied Customer(s),
    Laura, Karim & Murdock
    in Norway

  26. (verified owner)

    I ordered a 50 foot long line and am absolutely thrilled with it! The huge amount of snow we currently have doesn’t make it slippery at all, and it isn’t showing any signs of wear. It is also comfortable in the hands, so even in warmer weather when you’re not wearing gloves, it will not give the rope burn effect like other long lines. It also doesn’t seem to tangle as easily as the average long line. I’m in love with this product!

  27. Kaona (verified owner)

    I ordered a 50 foot one and absolutely love it! It doesn’t hurt when it tangles around my legs, doesn’t get slippery from the snow and is seems to be very durable. My dog is 70 lbs and very strong but even when she ran to the end of the line, it didn’t hurt my arm. I’m also happy that in the warmer weather when I don’t need to wear gloves, I won’t have to suffer rope burn if I don’t, unlike the other long lines I’ve used.

  28. drnancie (verified owner)

    Now that we have had some snowstorms, I will add that this long line is great in the snow and does not get damaged the way that the rope ones I used previously did. Thank you so much! I just ordered two more.

  29. drnancie (verified owner)

    I am beyond thrilled with the long line! I had three others previously and often suffered cuts on my legs if I became tangled. Your line does not hurt if it wraps around me and also is clearly way more durable (and attractive!).

    I love the collar/leash/harness LED light. I just ordered several more to give as gifts.

  30. Eleanor Minturn

    Asked my dog walker to help me review your
    Brahma lead:
    1) Very grab able, even with gloves.
    2) Not stiff in the cold.
    3) Flexible and light.
    4) Water proof.
    5) Hopes 6ft or 4ft will be available.

    Eleanor: Could not improve on my dog walker’s
    review, except to say Bold lead offers great service.


  31. Aimee (verified owner)

    This is a fantastic lead. I used it with my 11 month old German Shorthair Pointer. The lead was easy to clean and incredibly strong. I was so impressed with it, I let my parents use it with their 7 month old doberman. They LOVED it! The 10 foot length was a perfect length for us. We also enjoyed how the lead had a bit of weight on it, which really made a difference when working on recalls with the dogs. Fantastic product! Might get one in orange!!!

  32. Cheri Johnson

    I love my new Brahma Lead. It is durable and good-looking and perfect for NoseWork. I am pleased that dirt and mud will not affect this lead. Thanks for creating a great new product!

  33. Bob MacDonald

    I’ve been using the new Brahma lead for about a week now. I train dogs in AKC style trailing and I usually use 20 and 30 foot leather leads. The Brahma material feels good in the hand and doesn’t get slippery when wet. It doesn’t absorb water, so it dries quickly and is easy to work with. The material is a little bit stiff at first, same as new leather, but with a little work it seems to be loosening up…again, similar to leather. Overall I am impressed with the product and will continue to use it for trailing. This is a great utility material that is much cheaper than leather.

  34. Vicky

    Love the new line! I have ordered leads of similar material from other manufacturers but the workmanship on yours is exquisite. I have the brown 1/2″ lead with lovely brass accents. The best part about these leads is that I can trekking through a muddy field and then just quickly wipe it clean before putting it away. I hope to get a few more in the thinner size too!
    Thank you!

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