Rated 4.43 out of 5 based on 23 customer ratings
(23 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


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


BLD’s Leather Quick Release Collar™

A Bold Lead Deigns top seller! Our exclusive design is the ONLY quick release, adjustable leather dog collar you’ll find anywhere. The all metal buckle is superior to the typical buckles you’ve seen.

These beautiful leather collars are made from the same quality leathers and hardware as our awesome leads (including solid brass 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. Made with solid brass d-rings for ID tags, or snap on a leash. 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. Extr

Extra Small (XS): 10-13″ neck, 5/8″ (16 mm) wide, lighter weight for small breeds over 10 pounds
Small & light: 13-16″ neck, 5/8″ (16 mm) wide, lighter weight
Small & sturdy: 13-16″, 3/4″ (19 mm) wide and sturdy for dogs over 20 pounds
Medium: 16-20″, 3/4″ (19 mm)
Medium: 16-20″, 1″ (25.4 mm) wide
Large: 20-24″, 1″ (25.4 mm) wide
XL: 25″-30″, 1″ (25.4 mm) wide

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.

NOTE: In rare instances brass may tarnish and rub off on light colored / white dogs.

See this collar being made here!

Additional information

Weight 0.35 lbs
Dimensions 4 x 6 x 1 in
Leather Color


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23 reviews for BLD’s Quick Release Collar™ – Leather dog collar with metal buckle

  1. Katrina

    I’m sorry to hear you are disappointed. We wish we would have known you were having trouble with the buckle so we could have repaired it under warranty before it had a chance to get lost. Always feel free to contact us with any concerns so we can address your issues. We’re here to help!

  2. Rated 1 out of 5

    Nora (verified owner)

    We bought this collar and loved it. The quality of the leather was seemingly great and the color was gorgeous. The collar looked even better as the leather was broken in and conditioned. However, after 3-4 months, we started noticing the notch coming loose and the collar almost falling off. Well, today, we lost the collar and all of the tags on it while our dog was out. We conditioned and waterproofed the leather and loved it. Until it became a giant pain to replace all the tags. Never using a leather collar again. This was one pricey collar to last five months.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Adrienne Atwood (verified owner)

    Never will I use another collar. this one is so classy and beautiful. I’m happy with this collar and the quick realese for my shaking hands. Thank you for the best collar…..I needed it.

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Shannan Meehan

    This is a great collar and the quick snap feature is great! It’s easy to clean and care for and is holding up great for my German Shepherd. The metal on the snap somehow got scratched but it is still totally functional. A great collar!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard Sagarsee (verified owner)

    I have the black medium-sized collar (1″ width). I love it; the buckle allows you to get it to just the right fit, and I had the extra ‘O’ ring attached for me to attach the leash to. With the quick-release, getting the collar off and on is so quick and easy; no fumbling, no messing with getting the extra strap back through a buckle and loosened from the buckle tongue…just a click and it releases. Getting it back on is just as easy. My dog doesn’t like a lot of fumbling around his neck, so this collar is wonderful. I can take it off in literally 2 seconds when I am grooming him or giving him a bath. Richard

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Carol (verified owner)

    I love this collar. My dog looks very dapper in it and the hardware is very strong. I didn’t have to work hard to keep it clean and looking like new.
    I’m actually about to order another one as my foster pup chewed up my dogs…the price of puppy fun. Didn’t think twice about replacing it!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5


    I bought this collar a little over a year ago, and could not be happier with the quality. We needed a quick release collar for our doggy daycare, and I wanted a classic look (not nylon!). Not only does it look great, it has held up through countless days of rough and tumble outdoor play at doggy daycare. I will say that the tan color definitely does darken with time. We just got another puppy and I plan on making a few more purchases here – going to try out the leashes next!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Susan Dietrich (verified owner)

    I have two water dogs who are in the water all the time. They have had their leather collars now for 2 1/2 years. They have never failed me or my dogs. The quick release is a must for me because my two big dogs play with each other all the time which means the chance of getting a jaw hooked in the collar is possible. The water has only enhanced the beauty of the leather. People notice the beauty and strength of the collars and ask where can they get one . I am proud and pleased have my dogs wearing BLD collars.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    michael sackar (verified owner)

    This is a great collar that replaced a cheap plastic clip quick release / fabric collar. The quick release is perfect and I’m glad I have this product.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kim (verified owner)

    I purchased both the black and the tan collars for my two dogs, along with matching traffic leads. These are the only quick-release, leather collars I have been able to find, and I absolutely love them. They are excellent quality and beautiful. I only wish I had purchased the extra smalls originally, as the smalls are slightly too large for my dogs (they are Carlin Pinschers; their necks measure 13″ exactly). Unfortunately, the extra small is no longer available.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lisa Rose (verified owner)

    I’ve purchased three of these, a black 1″ wide collar (purchased in 2013), a 3/4″ golden tan (purchased in 2013), and a 1″ golden tan (purchased in 2014) and they are amazing quality. 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!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5


    The best collar! I constantly receive compliments on this collar my dog wears. He’s a 100b lab and it has a nice weight and quality to it. It’s been almost a year and the collar has worn beautifully. Really like how you can adjust the size easily as well for a leather collar. With so many cheap feeling leather ones out there this is the one you’ve been looking for.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    David Costa (verified owner)

    The leather wears nicely getting darker and softer with age. I ordered mine with an extra ring which makes a great leash attachment that floats around the collar. The hardware is also very durable and works without flaw. I also love the adjustability of the collar. The price is also reasonable with fast shipping and great customer service. I will definitely be ordering more products from bold lead designs.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kristin (verified owner)

    I ordered the black leather quick release collar in medium and the 1″ wide option and it fits my 70 lb lab mix perfect! The quality of the leather and hardware is excellent – definitely built to last. The service and shipping was also very fast. I placed the order on a Friday night and received the collar early the next week. I am very happy with the purchase, it is well worth the price. Thanks for creating quality products for dogs!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5


    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.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    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

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    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!


  19. Rated 5 out of 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.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    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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