BLD’s Guide Dog Lead (2-position double-ended leash)

This is THE OFFICIAL guide dog leash specifically designed for guide dog users and is trusted by some of the best-known guide dog training schools in the country.

Our Guide Dog Lead is a 2-position multi-functional leash and is a perfect choice for anyone who prefers a simple, versatile, yet no-nonsense leash. This leash has bolt snaps on each end and can be configured into a long and short length.

  • Makes a 52 in. leash in the long position (132 cm)
  • Shorten to 33 in. long leash (84 cm)
  • Overall length (including bolt snaps) is 62 in. (158cm)
  • Leather leashes are made with a special braided leather technique is ultra-durable
  • Lifetime Warranty

Artisan handcrafted in Colorado, USA!

Leather Guide Dog Leashes are in-stock and ready to ship. For Brahma leashes please allow 3-5 business days for completion.

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This is THE OFFICIAL guide dog leash specifically designed for guide dog users and is trusted by some of the best-known guide dog training schools in the country.

Our Guide Dog Lead is a 2-position multi-functional leash and is a perfect choice for anyone who prefers a simple, versatile, yet no-nonsense leash. This leash has bolt snaps on each end and can be configured into a long and short length.

  • Premium stainless steel bolt snaps and O-rings (silver color)
  • Leather leashes are made with a special braided leather technique that is ultra-durable
  • Available in a variety of sizes and colors– see the Sizing tab for more details

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.

We designed this leash for use with a dog in harness, but it’s convenient features make it a great every day leash for walks, training, etc. The longer 52 inch length is just right for leisurely walks, relaxing, or relieving. The short 33 inch long position is ideal for use with a guide harness handle. This versatile leash also can be used as a tie down by looping around a post. The overall length of the leash including the bolt snaps is 62 inches.

This is the best quality leash you will find anywhere. We use only the highest quality and most durable leather– it is soft to the touch and all edges are beveled for a smooth feel throughout the length of the leash. Each leash features top quality hardware that ensures strength and durability so that you can be confident in your gear.


This leash is 63 inches (160 cm) in length including snaps and can be adjusted to make a 52 inch and 34 inch long leash (132 cm and 86 cm). 

Leather Width Options:

  • The Tan bridle leather comes in 9/16 inch width (14.3 mm) and is .156 inches thick (3.96 mm) 
  • The Black latigo leather comes in 1/2 width (12.7 mm) and is a bit thicker than the above mentioned leather

Brahma Width Options:

  • The Brahma Soft-Grip material, which is a vegan and waterproof material, comes in 1/2 width (12.7 mm) and is available in a variety of colors

Need something different?

Custom orders can include other widths, brass hardware, or the longer 6 ft. version (made to our standard leash specifications). 


Guide Dog Leads come standard with premium stainless steel bolt snaps (shown). They are the highest quality and most reliable snaps we’ve found. Special hardware or modification is available by request.


Our leather comes in two colors: Tan and Black. Read more about our leather color options below:

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. Crafted with a special braid pattern for reliability (no rivets or stitching to wear out).

Our lovely BLACK LATIGO leather 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. Crafted with a special braid pattern for reliability (no rivets or stitching to wear out).


Available in the following colors:

  • HUNTER ORANGE (high visibility)
  • TEAL

Brahma Soft-Grip material 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. Crafted with screw posts to fasten the hardware. Easy to clean: Just wipe clean with soap and water. 

Premium Leather:

Leather care is easy! Don’t worry too much, and don’t be afraid to use your items — we promise leather is incredibly resilient, and regular weather won’t hurt it. If you think your item looks dirty, dry, or just need a little extra love, pouring a little leather conditioner on a cloth, and rubbing it in like lotion will usually do the trick. Baths and a jaunt in the river are just fine, but you might want to offer a little conditioner to your products afterwards. Saltwater can be harsh, so after a visit to the ocean, a good rinse in fresh water and proper conditioning will help preserve and protect your treasured leash or collar. See our Leather Care page for more specific information.

Brahma Soft-Grip—a vegan leather alternative:

Brahma Soft-Grip is constructed with webbing on the inside and a durable, non-tacky PVC coating on the outside. Easy to care for: just wipe clean with soap and water. Brahma is always assembled with screw posts for durability. This material is heavier than leather (in a comparable width), and does not soften over time the way leather does. Black is the most popular color for wheelchair leashes, but assorted bright and classic colors are also available. Just ask for available color choices!

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 (17)

17 reviews for BLD’s Guide Dog Lead (2-position double-ended leash)

  1. Jessica Bourke (verified owner)

    This is the only leash I use with my service dog. It is the perfect length to hold with a shopping card and to loop over the balance handle of the harness

  2. SK (verified owner)

    LOVE IT!!! I’ve had my Guide Dog Leash for 8 ½ years now, and it’s even better than the day I bought it. “Buttery soft” gets overused with leather descriptions, yet that’s exactly how it feels. The ½” width is plenty for working a medium-large service dog, or probably any dog who doesn’t pull. For my needs, I wouldn’t want it any heavier or thicker. I use it in its “folded in half” length when walking with my service dog; in that position, it’s long enough to loop around my wrist while I’m holding onto her BAH harness handle, but not so long there’s too much leash draping down & getting in the way. In its longer position, it’s a perfect length for when my service dog needs to pee; she’s still close to me but gives her a little more space to do her business. This leash and the 8-way are the only leashes I use while out & about with my service dog. Truly can’t sing its praises enough.

  3. Mpaige (verified owner)

    I love this leash! It’s the perfect leash to help teach loose leash walking skills. You don’t have any excess leash to hold which is very nice. It can also go longer to give the dog more space to use the bathroom or sniff. I have two of these leashes, and they both have gotten so much use and have broken in beautifully!

  4. Susan Altman (verified owner)

    These are the absolute best leashes for everyday use, camping, etc. You cannot go wrong with them. I love being able to easily tether my dog while I’m eating , setting up camp, or just need a few minutes with both hands free. The leads are excellent quality.

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.


  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. Jasmine (verified owner)

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

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. Mechelle Lech

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

  15. 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.


    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

  17. 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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