Rated 4.97 out of 5 based on 30 customer ratings
(30 customer reviews)


Simply the best martingale available anywhere.

BLD’s unique Martingale collar design is perfect for training or everyday walks. Chain and leather design is adjustable for a perfect fit. Offers a limited-slip/half-check feature.

Handcrafted with premium quality solid brass chains or Stainless Steel chains for these beautiful collars. Choose from Clip-On style, or Buckle Style.

Guaranteed to last a lifetime. See description for sizing.  For dogs over 18 pounds due to our sturdy, quality materials.

Not  designed as, or recommended for, full-time wear or as an ID tag collar. 


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Our standard color combinations are:
Tan Leather with Brass (gold) Hardware
Black Leather with Stainless Steel (silver) hardware


BLD’s unique Martingale Collar design is adjustable and is easy to get on and off your dog. Comes in two style:

  • Original Clip-On style is our favorite! Clips around dog’s neck, so you don’t have to put it over his head. Elegant and minimal.
  • Buckle style is available if you prefer a regular flat buckle design. Buckle is secure, yet slightly bulkier than the original.

Hand made from the same beautiful American leather as all of our products, we have found the highest quality chain assembly and hardware available for a collar that will last a lifetime.

Perfect for training or everyday walks— The chain offers a quick correction without tightening too much. Use this collar as a gentler alternative to a choke, slip, or prong collar. A great tool to transition a dog off of a prong/spike collar. Collar can be adjusted to sit snug and high on the neck for a firm correction, or loose and low on the neck for a gentler option. Many dogs respond well to the sound of the chain links.

Great for sight hounds and dogs who can slip out of regular collars. Since the collar tightens a couple of inches when leash pressure is applied, your dog won’t be able to back out of the collar, yet won’t be choked.

Sizing: measurements include chain in extended position.

Small: 13-16″, 5/8″ wide, (33-40 cm) – lighter weight chain, 3” of slack. For dogs over 18 pounds.
Medium: 16-20″, 5/8″ wide (40-50 cm) – medium weight chain, 4” of slack
Large: 20-24″, 5/8″ wide (50-61 cm) – medium weight chain, 4” of slack (NOTE: New 5/8″ width, previously 3/4″ wide)
Extra Large: 24-30″, 5/8″ wide (63-76) – medium weight chain, 4” of slack (NOTE: New 5/8″ width, previously 3/4″ wide)

Measure snugly around the top of the dog’s neck, close to his head. Collars can be adjusted smaller if needed.

Easy to use and adjustable: Adjust the collar to fit your dog as desired with a standard buckle or our special Conway Buckle. There’s plenty of adjustment!

Choose from:

Golden Tan bridle leather with solid brass hardware (will darken to a beautify chestnut brown with use and age)

Black Latigo leather with Stainless Steel —Back in stock!

NOTE: solid brass may tarnish and rub off on light colored / white dogs. Not  designed as, or recommended for, full-time wear or as an ID tag collar.

Additional information

Weight 0.28 lbs
Dimensions 4 x 3 x 1 in
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30 reviews for Leather Martingale Collar – chain and leather adjustable limited slip

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sandi Zacher (verified owner)

    So impressed with this martingale collar. I love the fact that it is adjustable & has the side release clip making it so easy to put on & remove. These collars are soft yet sturdy and so well made. I was concerned that they may rub & remove the hair where the collar sat but this hasn’t been the case. I would highly recommend this collar to anyone. Thanks so much for making beautiful quality items.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alex (verified owner)

    I bought my dog this martingale collar in the tan and brass for Christmas last year. It is of the highest quality and I love that the hardware is solid brass. It polishes up beautifully when I clean it with a bit of metal polish. It looks stunning on my black giant schnauzer and I’ve received countless complements!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Layrana Hicks (verified owner)

    I am very impressed with my martingale collars with adjustable leather and chain with clip from BLD. I have purchased two of these for my dogs and they not only are unique in their design, making them easy to adjust and take on and off of my dogs, but they are very functionable and effective as martingale collars. The soft but sturdy leather has held up nicely and the hardware has maintained its shine, yet both are easy to clean and polish as needed. I use mine for my service dog and for training my German Shepherd, both with excellent results. I would recommend one of these to anyone looking for an easy to use martingale collar that will last for years to come, be it for pets, service dogs or any type of working dogs. I don’t think I could ever go back to any other type of martingale collar! Thanks BLD!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Allison Strong

    As an Animal Control Officer I have a lot of contact with dogs and their people. I ALWAYS recommend the use of martingale collars over traditional collars especially with newly adopted dogs, scared/nervous dog or dogs with skinny heads (Greyhounds, Whippets, Italian Greys etc). Dogs cannot slip out of this collar! I use this collar on my own pets! My Labrador has chewed several nylon martingales off of my Great Dane but hasn’t been able to damage this one!!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Meg Holsinger

    We bought this collar for one of our 4 dogs, and it has turned into our go-to collar for walks and hikes! We’ve had it for over a year and the leather is still beautiful, and the hardware spotless. Great, adjustable martingale! I highly recommend it!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Caitie (verified owner)

    This collar is so chic. Great design for dogs that are good at slipping collars or are still learning to walk politely on leash. Yes, the black leather will stain light colored dogs but the staining washes off easily and doesn’t happen as much after a few months. It also has a really clever design for adjusting size that gives you a lot of flexibility. Very happy with this product.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brooks Bernard (verified owner)

    I love my martingale collars. First of all, they are really easy to get on and off using the clip. I use my in my obedience and rally trials.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Dana (verified owner)

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this collar for when my dog is working or even when he’s out hiking. Katrina allowed us to change hardware and have a tan and silver collar. Even in salt water, no rusting!

    I love the adjustment buckle – set it and forget it! The easy on and off clip means we can take it off at home super easy and pop it right back on to go out, without going over his head.

    Strong, supple and made to last forever.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Janice (verified owner)

    This martingale is so nice! The quality is excellent and the clip for easy-on makes it a dream. Thank you Bold Lead Designs!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lisa Talcott (verified owner)

    I recently purchased this martingale and was blown away by the quality of the collar. The leather was supple and the hardware was of great quality. Beautiful workmanship! Will definitely be ordering more from you. Keep up the amazing work.

  11. Rated 4 out of 5


    I have tried many collars, haters, and harnesses with limited success (and multiple failures). After finding BLD and receiving superb and timely answers to my questions I ordered these collars. Excellent workmanship and design! The hook closure is perfect for long coated breeds. There is no tugging ears or pulling coats to get them off or on AND no broken coat leaving a ring around the dogs necks.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    marshamhostetler (verified owner)

    I am so happy with this martingale! It looks great and is so easy to adjust and take off. It saves me from having to buy one every two months with how fast my puppy is growing. I think it is so well made! It was shipped so fast I think the service is wonderful I plan on getting my mobility harness from them when he is full grown.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    ArkayMajor (verified owner)

    This is the best purchase I’ve ever made for a training tool. I was having a hard time finding a quality martingale that would work well on my dog. It’s stylish, sleek and most importantly very strong and is quality work. I couldn’t be any happier with it.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Nicole T (verified owner)

    Lovely quality martingale collar. Gives you the ability to provide feedback to your dog without choking them. I ordered the large for my German Shepherd. He is only 8 months so I waivered between the med and large. Glad I got the large because it fits him perfect right now adjusted down to the smallest setting and I can expand it as he grows.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Eric M (verified owner)

    great product,look forward to more product as my dane grows.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Robert M.

    Katrina, thank you so much for expediting my order last week for the Martingale collar for my rescue Oscar!

    Prior to ordering from you I spent a few hours researching Martingale collars and your design is not only functional, but also elegant and incomparable.

    Best regards, Robert

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Keri Postlewait (verified owner)

    Great collar! Having tried several webbing type martingales,that were slip on,so they needed to be big enough to fit over my dogs head but then were difficult to adjust once on. These collars with their clip on design are great,basically set it and forget it!! The combination of leather and chain is stylish and functional.While two of my dogs aren’t really pullers my lab is he responds wonderfully to just a slight correction with this collar!!

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pam K.

    Katrina, I love the new martingale collar and the service dog lead I purchased from you. They make is so much easier for me to walk my 95 lb English Lab. Your work is amazing.
    You take so much pride in your work and it absolutely shows.
    I thank you and Sienna thanks you as well.
    Pam K.
    Larkspur, Colorado

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Olimpia (verified owner)

    I adore this collar. It’s exactly what I was looking for when I wanted to get my Shelties a more elegant, grown-up collar. The leather is excellent, I love it in combination with the chain, and the clip on the side is a great idea. I highly recommend it!

  20. Rated 5 out of 5


    This collar is absolutely fantastic. I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone. As always, my Great Dane is no match for BLD’s guarantee for strength and durability. So many people have commented on his collar, we just love it!

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