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Old 05-18-2013, 10:52 AM
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Hudson has a lupine leash that I really like. I love the handle, like the pattern on it and it's fun to look at. But....But....I want a more 'serious' leash (or maybe I just want an excuse to buy more things). I'm thinking black leather or black biothane. Possibly a light tan, but I know the leather will darken with age.

favorite stores? I've book marked quite a few from past leash threads, but just wondering if anything new has popped up recently.

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Old 05-18-2013, 10:59 AM
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I like the look of the On Lead leashes. I've also had some very nice leashes from J & J Dog supplies (Julian ate my favorite leash from there when he was a puppy) Currently, I have a leather leash I love that I got from a vendor at a dog show. It's black and brass and soft and awesome
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:00 AM
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As far as leather I really like bold lead designs and Texas Leash... I also love Northern Blackout, but I don't think she makes leads much anymore. Are you wanting a thinner leash or do you prefer wider?

I have to say I really love my Texas leash 3/8" wide leash. It's pretty strong and its been softening really nicely. It's definitely become my go to leash.
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:01 AM
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I have a thin (I think 3/8") leash from Bold Lead Designs for Keeva and I love it. I am really fussy about leather and how it's crafted. It's beautifully made and the quality of the leather is fantastic.

For Blossom, I wanted a nice, sturdy leather lead that wouldn't break the bank, because my climbing rope lead was burning my hands while posting her in bitework. I bought this lead mostly because I was already ordering from the site, and I'm actually really pleased with it. It's nicely made, sturdy, and the leather quality is as good as they promised. I think I only paid around $22 for a 6ft lead, which is a great price.

ETA: I will say I have quite a few items made by On Lead that I have purchased at dog shows. I love the variety of colors and I love that they're cheap but I'm not at all impressed by the quality of the products. I find the leather stiff (of course I condition it) and the snap on one of my On Lead leashes is weak after pretty minimal use. YMMV though, and like I said, I looooove the color selection and the price. Just not what I would consider one of those leather leads you'll have for 10 yrs, etc.

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Old 05-18-2013, 11:31 AM
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I use any leash I have on had because I'm lazy and yes, srs dog people tease me.

I finally bit and bought a 5/8" 5' biothane from signature k9 and we'll put an O ring on the end so I can clip it easily for trial over my shoulder. Denis has had one for a year now and loves it so I sucked it up and spent the whoopin 12 bucks for it. lol
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:49 AM
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I mainly try to use izzies paco lead for close walks, public outings. It's always been buttery soft and comfortable.

However I have been known to slap her slip lead from mendota or her custom leather martingale leash most of the time because I'm lazy lol.

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Old 05-18-2013, 12:00 PM
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I have completely, utterly fallen in love with double ended leashes. They're just so incredibly versatile. I get mine from Karma Collars in the 5/8" width and I think mine are both 8' long (you can order them in any length).

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Old 05-18-2013, 12:17 PM
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I LOVE my 5ft tan/brass 5/8" leather leash from Ella's Lead. The tan came sooo soft and it's only gotten softer. It's our typical 'every day' leash.

If we're going to be getting really dirty or in water, I had been using my Kong rope leash from Petsmart but it broke 2 weeks ago (slammed it in my car door, oops). I had to use a plain ole' nylon leash at dock diving the other week and felt so odd not having something 'more' LOL. Weird. I need to buy another one. But I really like the Kong stuff.

I also really liked Mendota leash but never got to actually use it since I bought the wrong size for Jackson so sold it but I am going to be ordering another one asap.
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by AdrianneIsabel View Post
I use any leash I have on had because I'm lazy and yes, srs dog people tease me.

I finally bit and bought a 5/8" 5' biothane from signature k9 and we'll put an O ring on the end so I can clip it easily for trial over my shoulder. Denis has had one for a year now and loves it so I sucked it up and spent the whoopin 12 bucks for it. lol
It's ok. I use little $5 toy dog leashes with rhinestones on them.

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Old 05-18-2013, 01:49 PM
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I absolutely love Leerburg's leather leashes. They are super soft and supple and decently priced. I have a 6 foot "puppy leash" and a 6 foot larger one, but I use the thinner diameter puppy leash every day with Pan.

With Solo, my daily leash is a martingale Mendota, which is also awesome and very convenient.
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