(9 customer reviews)


The Working Dog Lead™ is our original and favorite design:

  • 5 ft. long (60 inches /150 cm)
  • Shortens to 42″ and 32″
  • Built in slip-collar for training
  • Easy tie-ups & hands-free options
  • Lifetime Warranty

The Working Dog Lead is Katrina’s answer to the dilemma, “I can’t find a leash I like.” Bold Lead Designs was founded in 2008 to share this leash with the world. 

Made to order, please allow 2-3 business days for completion


Switch Hardware Color?

Standard is: TAN with BRASS (gold)
or BLACK with STAINLESS STEEL (silver)
To change, check the box below. (Please allow additional time for your leash to be made-to-order.)


The Working Dog Lead™ a 5 foot multi-functional leather leash 

Our version of a working police dog leash, this is BLD’s original leash design. The Working Dog Lead is Katrina’s answer to the dilemma, “I can’t find a leash I like.”  Functional and well designed, this leash does it all. It has a regular loop handle and lots of options for adjustment. It is a favorite of professional dog handlers and pet owners alike.

Designed for function and durability, the adjustable nature of this versatile lead allows for quick length changes to fit many different training activities. Once you start using this leash you will quickly discover how the special adjustable features allow you to creatively make this leash work for you. This lead has a regular loop handle (a unique feature for multi-functional lead designs).

The Working Dog Lead ™ does it all. Clip it to a collar or harness, or use the built in slip-collar for effective yet gentle training. Use it for everyday walks, obedience training, or for working dogs of all kinds. Shorten the leash at any time. Includes a snap fastener at both ends, 2 solid rings for length adjustment, and a loose ring with fob for slip-collar. The regular loop handle means you can use it like a regular leash.

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.

Select Leather:

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 hardware.

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. We use only the highest quality chrome plated solid brass hardware (silver color).

Choose Width Size:

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)—Great for medium sized dogs, yet sturdy enough for larger dogs. Great for people with petite hands, or who prefer a lighter weight leash. Braided at both ends. *Most popular choice!*

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.


Standard bolt snaps are shown; they are the highest quality and most reliable snaps we’ve found. Special hardware or modification is available by request.

Additional information

Weight 0.7 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 1.5 in
Material Color



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9 reviews for The Working Dog Lead™ – 5 ft. leather Euro leash

  1. Mei-Lin (verified owner)

    Our lead just came in the mail and I looooooooove it! I am a little on the small side (~5’3″) and my dog is medium-sized (~21in. at the shoulder) so most hands-free leads are too long for us, since we live in a busy area and I would rather know he’s right by my side. 5ft. is the perfect length. I also ordered a 10in. leash extension to attach to the handle end so I can use the leash as an over-the-shoulder lead. It would be nice if the waist part were fully adjustable…I am fairly small and the belt style goes pretty low on my waist, and my boyfriend (~6′) would wear this around the smallest part of his waist.

    • Katrina

      Thanks for your comments! Glad you are loving it. Have your boyfriend try clipping the handle snap to the loose ring, toward the dog end. This may give him a more comfortable fit.

  2. Cynthia niles (verified owner)

    Love the quality of the leathers used as well as top notch hardware. I have put YEARS of use on my Working dog lead. I feel very secure walking my 120 lb Malamute with it. Loved it so much recently bought another in a different color. Have also bought as gifts. Had slight wear issue on my Working Dog Lead (not due to craftsmanship at all- it has been well used) and it was 100% warrantied. Customer service was amazing. Best leash around will not use any other.

  3. Meghan

    Great lead with the collar I ordered. It is a high quality leash, very sturdy but a bit on the heavier side. The adjustable rings are very handy for switching lengths and tie ups.

  4. Emily

    A few months ago I bought this lead and double D collar to match in tan. I had been searching everywhere for a beautiful tan lead and collar set. Having read the positive reviews and liking what I saw on the website I confidently ordered the set online. I had some queries about sizing which was quickly and professionally answered. They even posted it to Australia!!

    The quality of the leather, brass and construction is fantastic. Both items started off quite stiff but after much use they are now lovely and soft – a real pleasure to handle. The plaited grips on the lead are in just the right place and the adjustability of the lead is wonderfully perfect!

    My only criticism, and reason why I’m not giving this 5 stars is because the set we ordered was not the colour I had wanted or had anticipated receiving. The tan we received is nothing like the images, and is actually a mid-dark brown. The collar has darkened considerably more than the lead to a rich mahogany. I’m still remarkably disappointed by the colour.

  5. Lois B

    Thanks so much for the amazing lead for me and my working dog Lucy. I used it today for the first time on a walk to our local grocery store. Where it was so easy to go from just a regular walking lead to hands free in a moment so I could grab groceries and push the cart and grab things without having to hang onto the lead. Beautiful design and amazing craftsmanship. Thank you so much your the best.

  6. Martha Kuepper

    I’ve had this leash for over two years now and it’s still in perfect condition. The length options are perfect for me and let me adjust to different situations. I’ve gotten my dog lots of different collars looking for the perfect one, but just this one leash because it is the best! A Bold Lead Designs collar actually might be in my dog’s future… :)

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