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

    Ziggy92 (verified owner)

    Absolutely beautiful collars, I have the tan for my red heeler and black for my german shepherd -with matching 8-way leads of course- and they look stunning in them! This was perfect for transitioning my young and boisterous shepherd off a prong collar and she behaves just as nicely! It is very comfortable for them and so easy to get on and off. I love the adjustment buckle design, it sits so nicely and fits in really well with the simple but elegant design.
    I’m definitely a customer for life – the customer service is fantastic, always responding within a day or two and they even helped me out tracking a parcel when the postal service was giving me grief

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    sarahfarsad (verified owner)

    I received this collar after a lengthy search for the best martingale collar for my dog who is able to get out of just about anything once she puts her mind to it. I got the medium for my dog and the fit is perfect. The best part is the clip so you can adjust the collar and then clip it on when you are ready to go out. The leather is just wonderful, soft and good quality does make a difference for training tools/collars and leashes. My dog likes the feel of this collar more than her other collar and I know it’s the leather. I got the black one for my dog and I love it so much that I just ordered the tan as well. I am an experienced dog owner and take pride in researching products for my pup and the products that Bold Lead designs creates are really far superior to anything else out there. I am a fan and than you so much for making such a great collar for my dog!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Fran Cavallaro (verified owner)

    Bought this collar (in July) in a small for my Labbie pup. I’ve had to steadily increase the size as she’s growing. Soon she will be on the last hole for expansion. Your craftsmanship is flawless. I will soon be in touch for the next size up because I absolutely love this martingale. She will always wear this style. It has a very “high end” quality about it. I’ve received many compliments. Thanks you for a superior product.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jing (verified owner)

    Great collar. Not too thick, not too thin, just right. The perfect fit is a bit of a hassle to adjust, but once you have it ‘set’ it’s a great collar and really that’s not a complaint, just an observation.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kim Henry (verified owner)

    I’ve used Katrina’s leads for years and finally bought two of these martingale collars and absolutely love them. I especially love the snap so that you don’t have to slide it over the dog’s head. Beautiful craftsmanship. ??

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Cord Z.

    Just wanted to say, that I totally love the martingale collar I bought for my great dane from you guys. Beautiful design and quality. We have used a rolled leather choker collar (1/2 ” for training and every day walking and it ripped where it was stitched, despite coming from a store that caters to giant and large breeds) Our new collar from you guys makes me feel like it gives me control when I need it and have the faith that it will hold up to some occasional pulling. I really wanted to tell you that I am super happy with your product.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Karen Vanelli (verified owner)

    My black lab, who is my service dog, seems to enjoy this collar. Obviously better than the pinch collar he was trained with. It blends very well with his beautiful black fur. The leather quality is terrific. I’m certainly quite satisfied!!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    CWO Neal Williams, USA (ret.)

    Purchased the black Martingale Collar – adjustable leather and chain with clip and it disappears against the black hair of my 112.4 lb Rottweiler Service Dog. He completed his training without any kind of correction collar and the Martingale made by bld being there reinforces his concentrating on work alone. This collar is far superior to anything that is available locally or anyone else I have found. Working with Joshua and Katrina has been a pleasure. If you want the best I have ever found with hand crafted by true artisans here in the USA then BLD is your answer. Honesty and integrity of the highest order.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kellie (verified owner)

    Our dog trainer recommended a martingale collar. After checking several shops locally we could only find the style that slips on. Such a pain! I searched on line –found this collar & it is perfect. Not only is it easy to use because of the clip but it really is a beautiful collar. Our little English Cream retriever is now 90 lbs and it still fits!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Julie (verified owner)

    An absolute gem in a sea of junk, you will not find a martingale anywhere else that comes close to the quality of this collar. The snap option alone is worth the price, add in the high quality leather and adjustable sizing, this collar is one of the nicest collars I’ve purchased in a lot of years. Huge bonus points to awesome customer service when I needed to request a custom size for my gal. I’m a total craftsmanship addict, this is my new go-to place for training equipment. Thanks BLD!

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