(13 customer reviews)


This 2-position multi-functional leash is inspired by the classic guide dog leash, and is a perfect choice for anyone who prefers a simple, versatile, yet no-nonsense leash.

  • Two positions
  • Choose: 4′, 5′, or 6′ length
  • Shortens to nearly half it’s length
  • Easy tie-ups
  • Lifetime Warranty

Made to order! Please allow 3-5 days for completion. (Scroll down to read details in the product description.)


Switch Hardware Colors

Standard is: TAN with BRASS (gold)
or BLACK with STAINLESS STEEL (silver)
To change, check the box below. (Please allow additional time for your leash to be made-to-order.)

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Bold Lead Designs’ two position Service/ Guide lead is available in three lengths to suit your needs. 

The simplified design makes this leash lightweight and easy to use. It has a clip on both ends and two fixed rings so you can use this leash in multiple ways. One ring is to fashion the handle portion of the lead, the second ring is at the “dog end” so the leash can be made shorter. We designed this leash for use with a dog in harness, but its convenient features make it a great every day leash for training, therapy dogs, or everyday walks.

The shortened position of this leash is just the right length for keeping the dog close, or for grasping the leash with a harness handle. The longer length is just right for leisurely walks, relaxing, or relieving. This versatile leash also can be used as a tie down by looping around a post.

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.

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. Made with chrome plated solid brass hardware (some hardware is stainless steel depending on the size).

Choose the length: This is the functional length of the leash when handle snap is clipped to ring.

  • short 4 foot (120 cm)
  • med 5 foot (150 cm)
  • long 6 foot (183 cm)


  • Medium (1/2” / 11mm. width)—Great for medium sized dogs, yet sturdy enough for larger dogs. Great for people with petite hands, or who prefer a lighter weight leash. Braided at both ends. *most popular choice!*
  • Large (5/8” / 14mm. width)—Sized for larger dogs, size fits well in your hands. A good sturdy weight with larger hardware. Screw posts used for durability at the “dog end” of the lead.


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

Weight0.5 lbs
Dimensions6 × 6 × 1.5 in
Leather Color




Leash Length

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13 reviews for BLD’s Guide Dog Lead

  1. Ashley Morgan

    I am in LOVE. I have been anxiously waiting the arrival of this leash and I am not disappointed in the slightest! I am a sighted individual though I have been immersed in the BVI community and their guide dogs since childhood. Therefore I have always had the opportunity to see how beneficial this style of leash can be, and have always wanted one for myself. After much hemming and hawing and shopping around I decided on this one. The personal feel, the options, and the surplus of information regarding the product ended up winning me over! Now that it is in my hands and on my Golden, I have no doubt that I made the right choice. I purchased a 5-ft leash with the wide width, and it feels STURDY. That is exactly what I have been looking for, the feeling that this leash will last as long as my dog. (Granted I take proper care of it and the other dog doesn’t get to it.) Even if it doesn’t, I will definitely be coming back as a repeat customer. Now I just need to go break it in, since it is real leather it is a little stiff and rough, but that won’t be a problem. I will tell all of my guide dog user friends, and even my non-bvi friends about this company! FB here I come!

  2. Fiona Gilbert (verified owner)

    I love everything your company makes. People stop me all the time to ask me where I got my lead. My service dog and I will be customers forever. This was my first lead, looking forward to trying out the Working Dog Lead.

  3. greg p

    The customer service matches the quality of the product and visa versa!
    Nicole was so helpful in selecting the right product & following up with me.
    Everyone comments on the ascetics and design of the leash. I have had other leashes but Bold leashes surpass them in ease of use. I have so many options with the 8-way lead, the service dog leash and I absolutely love the 50 foot leash.

    I recommend Bold Leash Designs to all of my contacts with dogs or service dogs. The leashes have even survived my service dog who loves to chew.

    I plan on buying two more leashes before christmas.


  4. Julia (verified owner)

    My dog wears her harness every time we are out and this is a great leash. I use it so its at its shortest and it’s nice because you don’t have a lot of extra leash to hold. Leather and hardware are highest quality as well as the craftsmanship.

  5. Janet Smith (verified owner)

    Like everything from BLD the leather and craftsmanship are beautiful. This lead is just the right length for guide/service work. It’s perfect.

  6. Richard Sagarsee (verified owner)

    I have the service dog lead in black leather, large size. It works great for us; you can use the snaps and ring to set it to various lengths. Most often, I use it as a hands-free leash; the leash loops over my belt and I click the snap onto the ring to keep it on my belt while the snap at the far end attaches to Shep. That means I can hold Shep’s harness handle in one hand and my cane in the other, but Shep is still attached to me with the leash and it gives him some freedom to move a couple of steps away in case he needs to pee, :) Richard

  7. Jasmine (verified owner)

    Gorgeous leash, very comfortable on the hands and looks awesome.

  8. Jeanene (verified owner)

    This is my go to lead when working my service dog in harness. The length is absolutely perfect (the guide length) for both working and general walking. I love the leather, even with my lead only being 1/2 inch it’s still plenty sturdy enough for walking unruly shepherd pups. I’ve used this lead for everything from dogs to less ‘approved’ things as hauling things up and down hills.

  9. Dana

    By far, the guide dog leash is my favorite leash ever. I have 2, one in tan and one black, and they are so versatile and supple and I know they will last us a lifetime. Super strong even on the narrower widths (I have tiny hands and prefer the 1/2″ leash even for my 115 lb Bernese)

    No other leash will do for me!

  10. Mechelle Lech

    I love my guide dog lead. It’s a good length and very soft on the hands. It has broken in well.

  11. Jen

    I brought this leash about two years ago and I use it every day still today. Great leash, perfect length, excellent quality. Will recommend.

  12. aliceherbert@verizon.net

    I am so happy that a reasonable priced leather works(collar, Leash etc.) in now available. I am training a bullmastiff for service dog work and The nylon leashes cut my hands. Say Hi to Smootchie the wonder dog.
    Alice Herbert

  13. Janet W.

    I love, love LOVE the service dog leash I recently purchased. It’s long enough for me to stand and put my dog in a down without having to take it off my shoulder. I also use it on the shortest position for extra control as she’s learning to run with my bicycle attachment. The leather is heavy and will soften up nicely and last for years, and the hardware is substantial. Glad I found your site!!

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