(25 customer reviews)


BLD’s signature Quick Release Collar

Need an awesome basic collar designed to last? You have just found our Adjustable Leather Quick-Release Dog Collar. Hooray!

Beautiful. Simple. Functional. Awesome all metal side release buckle is superior to plastic buckles seen on most collars. Collar is adjustable for a perfect fit. Handcrafted in our Colorado workshop.

Customer review:

“I’ve purchased three of these. . . I love how the brown darkens with age and all three just get softer with age. They hold up to our dogs rough and tumble behavior whether on walks or just playing around the house. I’m already making plans to buy a fourth when our newest addition is done growing, it’s become a rite of passage in this household. I have gotten a large quantity of compliments on the beauty and quality of these collars and I always recommend these collars. I fully expect these colors to last the life time of our dogs and any future dog will get their own BLD collar!” —Lisa Rose

Please note: Due to supply shortages our 1″ Brass Quick-Release Buckles are out of stock, products with 1″ brass Quick-Release Buckles may take up to 8 weeks to ship. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience!


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TAN with brass/gold color hardware or
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BLD’s Leather Quick Release Collar™

A Bold Lead Designs top seller! Our exclusive design is adjustable and features an all-metal buckle that is superior to the typical plastic kind.

These beautiful leather collars are made from the same quality leathers and hardware as our awesome leads (including solid brass or stainless steel d-rings: none of the cheap stuff that rusts or breaks). The edges of the leather are beveled for a smooth edge for comfort and to protect your dog’s coat. Special adjustment buckle is smooth on the inside and won’t irritate your dog. There are no rivets or stitching to wear out or come undone. The metal side release buckle is super easy to operate, even for those with limited dexterity. Guaranteed great quality and fit. A little leather conditioner after a swim, bath, or jaunt in the rain will ensure your collar will last for many years.

Sizes available:

Measure your dog’s neck as you want the collar to fit. Order the size that matches your dog’s neck size. Width determines the weight and sturdiness.

Extra Small XS: 10-13″ neck, 5/8″ (14.3 mm) lighter weight leather*
Small: 13-16″, 5/8″ (14.3 mm) lighter weight leather*
Small: 13-16″, 3/4″ wide (19 mm) lighter weight leather*

Medium: 16-20″, 3/4″ (19 mm) regular weight leather* (zinc buckle)
Medium: 16-20″, 1″ wide (25.4 mm) wider regular weight leather
Large: 20-24″, 1″  wide (25.4 mm) regular weight leather
XL: 25″-30″, 1″ wide (25.4 mm) regular weight leather

*Please note that leather widths and weights have been updated for as of October 2019. Lighter weight leather  (8 oz.) is approximately 1/8″ thick (3.18 mm). Regular weight leather (10 oz.) is  5/32″ (3.96 mm) thick.

Most collars are made with quality aluminum buckles. Medium 3/4″ size are made with zinc buckles.

Choose leather color:

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. Solid brass D-ring and brass plated buckle.

Our lovely BLACK LATIGO 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. Chrome plated solid brass D-ring and nickel-plated buckle.

Add an extra ring:

You may add a loose o-ring to your collar if you’d like. The ring will be loose along the length of the collar, perfect for attaching the leash.

NOTES: In some instances, brass may tarnish and rub off on light-colored / white dogs.
Minor scuffing on leather surface–especially near the buckle–is considered normal wear inherent to the materials used. 

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Additional information

Weight 0.35 lbs
Dimensions 4 × 6 × 1 in
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25 reviews for BLD’s Quick Release Collar™ – Leather dog collar with metal buckle

  1. ArkayMajor

    Fabulous quality leather, and very user friendly. The hardware used is nice and strong, especially the quick release clip, which is really easy to use especially for those with joint or hand issues.

  2. HD (verified owner)

    Just wanted to let you know that today the leash and collar arrived at my doorstep, fresh from customs. The collar fits nicely (neat technique to make the fitting work as finely as it does) and the leash is a wonderful piece of handcraft, looking sturdy and this should be a leash that actually looks better with a bit of wear & tear along the years.
    The package and the nice little dog-bowl has been much appreciated, as has your pitch-perfect service and aid along the way.

    Many thanks again – I’m looking forward to field-testing the gear in the forest this afternoon :-D.

    All the best

  3. Robin Emanuel-Smith

    Wow! Recently I sent Michelle’s mobility harness to Katrina for some repairs. She had made this harness for us in 2009. When Katrina inspected the harness she found so many things that were about to fail on the harness, in addition to what I had asked her to repair, that she decided that what we needed was a new harness. Katrina honored the “working life of the dog” warranty and made a brand new harness. I only had to pay shipping charges! What a wonderful human being!!!

    Thank you Katrina and Bold Lead Designs!

  4. Kelsey R. (verified owner)

    Just received the leash and collar that I ordered and they are Fantastic!! They came so fast! I Love them! You don’t know how hard it is to find a good quality leather leash and collar. My Dane Marley will wear it with pride!

    Thank you!


  5. Anda (verified owner)

    I’ve purchased quick release collars from other online vendors and the hardware always broke! I bought my BLD’s collar and its latest a good 2 years and still going strong. The leather softens up and hardware is very durable. I’ve gotten so many compliments and people asking where I got it. I highly recommend it and just received my 2nd order for my new rescue.

  6. Ana S.

    I love this collar. The leather gets softer and darker with age, and the quick release is a great feature. I will definitely get another one!

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