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 34 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)
- BRIGHT MINT GREEN
- COBALT BLUE
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.
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!
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.
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.