We have been making our leather leads in our shop since 1982. These are all handmade. Our 3' leashes are the perfect walking leash length and are great for city dogs. Our leather leads have become the go-to for many owners, trainers and training centers across the country. These start out soft and pliable and are prone to stretch a bit. Soft leather is not recommended for large dogs that pull, they may snap. If your large dog pulls we recommend going with our Latigo leashes or braided soft leashes.