(34 customer reviews)

$36.00$45.00

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” / 7mm. 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” / 7mm. 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” / 11mm. 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” / 14mm. 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” / 17mm. 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 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. Gary (verified owner)

    Love my leash! Soft quality leather and Bold Lead was very helpful in making the customizations I wanted.

  2. Patricia Miller (verified owner)

    As a dog trainer, I have lots of leashes. But I didn’t have the perfect “everyday” leash for my Chesapeake Bay Retriever. Well, I finally found it. I was able to order the length I wanted and the bells and whistles (loose ring on the handle, fixed ring on the leash) that made it completely functional. The leather and workmanship are impeccable and all for a super reasonable price! Will definitely recommend to my students.

  3. Heather

    I special ordered the 1/2″ 6 foot lead with a stainless steel snap and I LOVE IT!

    I have a great dane and we do obedience training/competition and I wanted a high quality, black, braided end lead and BLD had just what I was looking for.

    The customer service was great…I must have called 3 times to ask questions about snap options and the best width leather to use for my petite hands and I totally got steered in the right direction and am extremely happy with my purchase.

    I also bought a matching training tab and the set gets quite a but of attention at class.

    Thank you BLD!

  4. Ann M (verified owner)

    Stunning workmanship! This is beautiful soft flexible leather. I got the dark finish and it is gorgeous. No break in. It all it’s soft right out of the package. . . I highly recommend this – this is beautiful work – beautiful craftsmanship.

  5. Chris Brown (verified owner)

    Great leash for everyday use. Looks great on my dog and is nice to hang on to.

  6. Debbie (verified owner)

    I have a 3 foot and a 6 foot, 1/2 inch for competition. It’s narrow enough to wrap many times into one hand, but strong enough to feel confident when walking about the trial grounds. It’s simple yet beautiful. I’ve seen my peers’ leather leashes and many of them are losing the stitching but it won’t happen to a braided leash. This leash is also buttery soft and becomes unbelievably more so as it ages. Just make sure you follow BLDs care instructions and that you actually use the leash. It’s so soft, so strong and a classic design that goes with any fancy or plain collar or harness.

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