Leah, the owner at The Evolved Dog suggested that we try out leashes from her store, which specializes in USA made and hand-crafted goods. Given our differing taste, Potnoodle and BusyBee (Fang decided to sit this one out) chose two different leashes to review, both of which are available on her website.
First off, we give The Evolved Dog an A+ for customer service. Within a few days of communicating with Leah, the leashes showed up at our doorsteps with some extra yummy treats for the beasts and packed in eco-friendly packaging. Top that*.
BusyBee received the Bayline Leash
-Ahoy matey! This leash is made from sailing line and marine-grade brass and matches perfectly with Mr. T’s new nautical stripe collar, which totally fulfills my recent penchant for all things preppy and nautical. Now all I need is a boyfriend with a boat and a name like Chad or Tugg.
-The leash is super soft but also incredibly sturdy. The nice thing about being made from such a hardy material is that you really don’t have to worry about ruining it. If it’s good enough for Maine lobsterman, it’s good enough for my rough and tumble dog who isn’t exactly gentle with his belongings.
-My only complaint really is that it appears that leash is only sold in a 6 foot length, which is much longer than I usually use. While not a deal-breaker, I would love if this came in a 4 foot length.
Potnoodle, never one to turn down leather, got the It’s like Buttah Leash
– The leash is literally like butter. Softest leather, right out of the box, I have ever owned hands down. Leather is the only material in leashes I really ever use at this point and this one has quickly become a favorite.
– That little ring on the handle. Seriously, is there a reason every single leash in the world doesn’t have those? I order it on all my custom leads but this is the only one I’ve seen that comes with it standard and I love it. So useful.
-This leash is both stitched and riveted, so those of you with pullers need not worry, The leather is thick without being bulky too. (We’ve talked about the pulling thing though. Stop that.)
-Another Dog snob that isn’t a fan of a six foot leash. It just isn’t what I’m used to, and since my dogs are in a four foot range of me when on a leash, that extra two feet just ends up balled up in my hand. Not that I mind with this leash since it is, indeed, like buttah.
– Brass only. I don’t mind brass, since several of my dogs’ collars are brass hardware but if they weren’t… the hardware must match. Always. I’d love to see this leash offered in nickel hardware.
* Sorry, not sorry. The rest of this blog entry was written while singing this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEa1BYBgeQI
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++We were given two leashes and asked to review them. These are our honest opinions on those leashes.