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What Are Dog Leashes Made Of?

Posted by Hot Dog Collars on 10/09/19 4:30 PM

Dog leashes can be made out of pretty much any material that’s strong enough to stand up to a dog that’s pulling. Here are some of the most common materials used to make dog leashes.


Nylon dog leashes are a great all-around leash, being easy to use and easy to clean. Nylon is also strong – after all, it is the material also used for mountain climbing and caving gear! Check out our selection of nylon leashes, which come in fun patterns like the British flag, the Muppets, Ninja Turtles, Bob’s Burgers and more.

PolyCotton Blend

Like nylon, polycotton blend leashes are common. They’re super versatile, machine washable, and durable. Plus, when you choose one of our polycotton blend leashes, you have so much variety to choose from! We offer 1855 – that’s right, nearly 2000 – different colors and designs so you can be sure to find just the right dog leash that suits your style.


Rope leashes are simple and effective. They’re also extremely durable and withstand a lot. Our polyester checkerboard braided rope dog leashes are machine washable and are fully guaranteed against chewing, normal wear and tear, and more. For a collar-free experience, our brightly colored braided rope slip leashes are a great option for training or just everyday use and feature a leather stop.


Leather is a classic – and classy – material for a dog leash. Durable, elegant, and comfortable to hold, you can’t go wrong with leather. Our 4-foot-long genuine U.S. Oak Tanned (Latigo) leather dog leashes are made in the U.S. and are available in 22 different colors – everything from a classic brown to a fun metallic lime green – so you can express yourself.


Is there nothing bamboo can’t do? Bamboo fiber can be used to make clothing, towels, rugs, mattresses… and dog leashes! Bamboo is known for being very strong yet exceptionally soft, so it’s a great material for a dog leash. Our 5-foot-long bamboo dog leash comes in a fun Rasta Stripe and is machine washable.


The obvious plus about leashes made from metal or chain is that that are very, very strong. Another advantage is that a dog who likes to chew everything to oblivion will not be able to destroy a metal/chain leash, especially since most dogs don’t like the taste! We offer chrome-plated chain dog leashes in 9 super bright colors and 4 chain link sizes which is guaranteed not to chip or crack! For something even stronger, our Top Dog Heavy Duty Chain dog leash combines extra heavy duty stainless steel chain link with a soft and comfortable Latigo leather loop for holding.

Grosgrain Ribbon

Grosgrain ribbon is less about the material, since it can be made from many different types of material, but about the texture of the weave, which makes it really strong. That’s why it’s a great choice for a leash – it will hold up to pulling. Our grosgrain ribbon leashes are made from a poly/cotton blend, are machine washable, and feature sports teams’ logos and colors, everyone from the Seattle Seahawks to the Miami Dolphins!