(34 customer reviews)

$36.00$49.00

Simple, functional, beautiful.

BLD’s Traditional Leather Lead is handcrafted with a solid brass or stainless steel bolt snap. A premium quality basic necessity!

  • Available in your choice of length and width suitable for any size dog
  • Lifetime Warranty assures premium quality and durability
  • Premium American leather is supple and only gets better with age
  • Gentle on your hands, will not give you “rope burn!”
  • Tan comes standard with solid brass hardware (gold color)
  • Black comes standard with stainless steel hardware (silver color)
  • Comes standard with bolt snap hardware. Custom hardware options are available!
  • Handcrafted in USA. Made in our own workshop in Aurora, Colorado

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Description

Handcrafted in own workshop!

Traditional Leather Dog Lead:

Quite simply the best dog leash you’ve seen at a price that can’t be beat. Made of our soft and extremely durable leather. This is the best quality leash you will find anywhere. There is no stitching to come undone or rivets to wear out. We use only the best and most durable leather that is always soft to the touch and only improves with age. All edges are beveled for a smooth feel. Top quality hardware assures strength and durability. We believe so strongly in the quality of our work, we offer a LIFETIME WARRANTY. Smaller widths are braided on both ends, larger widths are fastened with screw posts for extra durability. 

Select Leather:

Our Golden brown 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 to a lovely chestnut brown. Made with premium solid brass bolt snaps and hardware (gold color).

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. Made with premium stainless steel bolt snaps (silver color hardware)

Choose Width Size:

Lightweight XS (3/8” / 9.5mm width)–for toy and small breed dogs 20 pounds or less. Thinner and more supple option is braided at both ends (not recommended for larger dogs, or dogs that pull).

Small (3/8” / 9.5mm width)—Best for smaller and medium sized dogs. Lighter weight leather is braided at both ends; this narrow width is very secure. Small yet strong hardware.

Medium (1/2” / 12.7 width)—*most popular choice!* Great for medium sized dogs, yet sturdy enough for larger dogs. Good for people with petite hands, or who prefer a lighter weight leash. Braided at both ends.

Large (5/8” / 15.9 width)—Sized for larger dogs, size fits well in your hands. A good sturdy weight with larger hardware. Screw posts used for durability at the “dog end” of the lead.

Extra Large (3/4” / 19mm width) —Sized for large, giant, and very strong dogs. Great for people who like a big, sturdy leash. Heavy duty hardware. Screw posts used for durability at the “dog end” of the lead.

Heavy Duty XXL (1” / 25.4 mm. width) — Extra wide big, strong dogs, and folks with big hands. Heavy duty hardware. Made with triple screw posts (no braids) – To order this option, select XL for the width, then “customize it” by checking the appropriate box. 

Customize your leash!

You may choose to add features or special hardware to your leash order.

Custom leads are our specialty, but please allow extra time for your leash to be custom made to order. Popular custom requests may be selected when you order.

Need more? See other hardware options here, and other modifications here.

Looking for a different length? See our shorter Traffic Leads or longer Tracking Leads.

Premium Hardware:

  • Bolt Snaps are the standard hardware. These are the most reliable leash snaps we’ve found. TAN/brown leather comes with solid brass (gold color), BLACK comes with stainless steel (silver color).
  • The following specialty snaps are available by request.
  • Scissor/trigger style snaps are available for 1/2″ or wider leashes by request; please know we don’t recommend these as they are not as reliable as our standard options. You may select special hardware if you’d like. (NOT available on small width)
  • Our exclusive Locking Carabiner Snap comes in all sizes; choose this if you desire a snap that can lock closed, ideal for “Houdini” dogs that somehow shake loose of regular leash snaps. Must be used in the locked position.
  • Alligator Locking Jaw Snaps are available for XL 3/4″ and XXL 1″ wide leashes ONLY. These are heavy-duty snaps designed for working/police/military dog applications. Made in Italy from solid bronze.

 

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Weight 0.18 lbs
Dimensions 4 × 6 × 1 in
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34 reviews for Traditional Lead – premium leather dog leash

  1. Rob C.

    Spoke about this leash to a friend and then got one as a gift. I have a husky and they are known to be pretty direct when walking. This leash allows both the freedom that she wants and the control that I need. An excellent product, very well made. I’ll be making future purchases.

  2. Amy (verified owner)

    This was my first leather lead ever, after over 40 years with dogs, and I will never go back! I purchased this in 1/2″ in tan not long after I brought my Bearded Collie puppy home a couple of years ago, on a friend’s recommendation. I have 3 dogs and one or the other has it on every day, now that the Beardie has mostly taken possession of the 8-way! I love the braiding and how easy it is on my hands. The more it “ages” the better it feels and the prettier it becomes. I have occasionally used the Bick’s conditioner on it, or a bit of Neatsfoot Oil as recommended by BLD, but it has really needed very little care.

  3. donambrose

    Just received a 6 foot lead. It truly is a thing of beauty. Thank you for your craftsmanship it is very much valued.

    Donald A.

  4. MZ (verified owner)

    I just wanted to let you know that I love your leads and collars. I had been searching for the perfect lead/collar combination for my Bernese pups. I had ordered from other places, and the product wasn’t quite right (cheap-feeling hardware, uneven leather width, unfinished edges, etc.). Your leashes and collars are perfect. Outstanding-quality hardware (love the screw-in rivets), thoughtful design (like the double d-ring on the collar), and substantial feel. I’ll be back for the tan leather versions soon.

  5. Nicole T (verified owner)

    Lovely quality lead, and the golden tan color is gorgeous and eye catching. I got this delivered at 4pm and it was in use at obedience class by 6pm that night. Leather is soft and smooth and very supple. I’ve gotten leads from other sources that oil the heck out of poor quality leather and try to pass it off as soft leather. No worries like that with the Bold Leads! They are awesome at first touch, no break in needed.

  6. Rosemary Nea (verified owner)

    I received the leashes that I ordered & just want to say WOW! Thank you so much. They are beautiful & well made. The leather is not only substantial but supple. I ordered 2 standard 6ft black leads, a brown traffic lead, & a black 8-way lead. The standards will of course be for everyday walks. The traffic is for my very large Anatolian who I like to keep close when I take her into social situations, & the 8-way will be used when I go on transports for various rescue groups. I feel certain that they will be well used & long lived!
    I also appreciate the travel water bowl & 2 key rings you sent along with the order. :)
    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
    Rosemary

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