Customize/Change the hardware on your leash or collar order! 

These are the automatic BLD standards: 

  • All of our leashes come standard with premium quality swivel bolt snaps
  • TAN leashes are made standard with solid brass (gold color) hardware
  • BLACK leashes and all colors of Brahma material are made standard with Stainless Steel (silver color) hardware

Use this listing to: 

  • Make with a  DIFFERENT type of leash snap(s)
    • All hardware on the leash will be made to match color of the snap
  • Total price will vary depending upon selections
  • If you want to add new snaps or a feature to your item, please see our add modification page here.

To order a modification to your item: 

  • First, select the item you wish to change (collar, harness, leash)
  • Next, write in which product it applies to (this is important if you order multiple items)
  • “Change hardware color” applies to ALL hardware on the item!
    • for example, BLACK with BRASS, or TAN with SILVER color.
  • To change leash snap(s), select “leash-make with different hardware”
    • this will also will automatically make the color of the hardware match
    • select WHERE you want the snap changed:
      • dog end
      • handler end (for multi-functional designs)
      • BOTH the dog and handler end (for multi-functional designs)
    • finally, select the hardware part number(s) desired
      • If you need to change BOTH ends to DIFFERENT snaps, select two styles and leave us a note at checkout about which snap should be where.

More details below, please keep scrolling.

These are options to add-on to your new leash or collar order.  Allow 5-7 business days for your custom item to be completed.

What would you like to change? * 

Leash Snap Change? * 


The photos show all the leash snaps we have available.The standard/default options are indicated for your reference. Each photo specifies the part number and the width of the leash that  hardware will fit. Be sure the hardware you select fits the width size of the leash you are ordering!

1234       Part Number
SS          Material
3/8″        size of eye (maximum leather/Brahma width)

SS = Stainless Steel
SB = Solid Brass

Changing to a different kind of snap:

  • Bolt snaps are our standard hardware, as these are the most reliable and durable hardware we’ve found. However, we have a few other hardware options available to meet your needs.
  • Scissor / Trigger snaps (where a thumb lever opens overlapping gates) – Many people find these easier to operate. Only available in Stainless Steel.  However, in our experience, these are less reliable hardware choices and are not recommended if you are looking for a super secure snap because the way the gates hinge on a pivot point. Consider using a Safety Cord as a backup attachment. (see Leather Safety Cord, or woven Safety Cord) Brass has been discontinued due to low quality. 
  • Spring Snaps (where the gate hinges into the snap) – Many people find these easier to operate. However, in our experience, these are less reliable hardware choices and are not recommended if you are looking for a super secure snap because if the snap twists, the collar ring can activate the gate. Consider using a Safety Cord as a backup attachment. (see Leather Safety Cord, or woven Safety Cord
  • Shackle Snap: BLD’s exclusive tactical style, super secure panic snap is designed to be a reliable swivel snap option for working K-9s and dog sports. This stainless steel snap releases quickly in an instant by pulling the tab. Shackles like this are used in marine hardware, like on sail boats, to be strong under load with the ability to unsnap quickly when under load.
  • Locking Carabiner: This is a fantastic choice for security. This solid brass snap is an exclusive, hard-to-find snap! After you clip this snap to your dog’s collar/harness, turn the lock to close the snap completely. The lock must be unscrewed to open the snap.

Notes about changing hardware: 

  • The option you choose will change both the color and style of the hardware–we’ll make all hardware on your leash match the color of the snap you choose! We won’t double-charge you to change the style and color.
  • Note: the SIZE refers to the LEATHER/BRAHMA WIDTH that the hardware will fit on (determined by the width leash you choose). Round eyes can accomodate smaller widths. Square eyes must match the leash width.
  • Remember that all of our hardware is the best quality available and is rust free (solid brass or stainless steel, and occasionally chrome plated solid brass, depending on the individual piece of hardware).
  • We cannot guarantee performance of Scissor/Trigger snaps or spring snaps, but are happy to build your leash with whatever hardware works for you.
  • Please allow extra time for your order to be made to your specifications.

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