Leather Martingale Collar – chain and leather adjustable limited slip

Simply the best martingale available anywhere.

BLD’s unique Martingale collar design is perfect for training or everyday walks. Handcrafted with premium hardware and leather, this collar offers a limited slip/half check feature and is adjustable for a perfect fit! Available in Clip-on style (stainless steel/silver hardware only) or Buckle style. For dogs over 18 pounds due to our sturdy, quality materials. Keep scrolling to see more details below. Artisan handcrafted in Colorado, USA!

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

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

  1. Original Clip-On style is our favorite! Clips around the dog’s neck, so you don’t have to put it over their head. Elegant and minimal. This option is only available with stainless steel/silver colored hardware.
  2. Buckle style is available if you prefer a regular flat buckle design. Buckle is secure, yet slightly bulkier than the original. Available with either stainless steel/silver or brass/gold hardware.

Handmade 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 allows the collar to tighten a bit, but not too much. Perfect to keep dogs from “backing out” of their collar when on leash. This design offers a gentler alternative to a choke, slip, or prong collar and it is an excellent tool to transition a dog off of a prong/spike collar. This collar can be adjusted to sit snug and high on the neck or loose and low on the neck for a gentler option. Measure where you want the collar to fit.

The martingale collar is a great option for sighthounds and dogs that 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.

**NOTE: Electronic devices will not fit this collar, our quality materials are too thick.**

Best 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.

Please note that the half-check action of the chain could possibly get caught on objects and not allow the dog to escape.


All leather Martingale collars are made with 5/8″ wide leather.

Available sizes:

*Measurements include chain in extended position

  • Small: 13-16″ (33-40 cm): Lighter weight chain, 3” of slack. For dogs over 18 pounds
  • Medium: 16-20″ (40-50 cm): Medium weight chain, 4” of slack
  • Large: 20-24″ (50-61 cm): Medium weight chain, 4” of slack
  • Extra Large: 24-30″ (63-76 cm): Medium weight chain, 4” of slack


Measure snugly around the top of the dog’s neck, close to their head. The collar can be adjusted looser or tighter as needed.


The following leather & hardware color combinations are available:

  • Original Clip-On Style
    1. Black leather, stainless steel/silver hardware
    2. Tan leather, stainless steel/silver hardware
  • Buckle-Style
    1. Black leather, stainless steel/silver hardware
    2. Tan leather, stainless steel/silver hardware
    3. Black leather, brass/gold hardware
    4. Tan leather, brass/gold hardware

*Please note that solid brass may tarnish and rub off on light colored / white dogs. 


We have two colors of leather: 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. Every item crafted from this high quality leather is HAND-OILED to bring out the softness, so your new gear arrives supple and only improves with age. The color will darken over time and with use.

Our lovely BLACK LATIGO leather is solid black and cut from select USA hides. Superior in quality and texture, it is incredibly durable yet very flexible. This leather feels great from the start and will simply get better with age.

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.

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 (36)

36 reviews for Leather Martingale Collar – chain and leather adjustable limited slip

  1. Katelynn Franczak (verified owner)

    The tan and gold chain looks stunning on my black pup. I love the adjustable buckle, and the leather is such high quality. I am so impressed! I am recommending everyone at my training club to BLD!

  2. Shana (verified owner)

    Style and functionality. The the best martingale collar on the market. I just love that the collar can be fully disassembled for cleaning and repairs if needed.

  3. Mpaige

    This martingale collar is really nice! I love the idea of it being a clip-on collar instead, while more martingales need to be slipped over the head. I enjoy my collar, however, I just wish the clip was a bit bigger, because it came be difficult to pinch it off, especially if you have a big and fluffy dog like I do! Maybe an option to have a bigger snap could be a nice add-on!

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