Northern Blackout Leads

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by skittledoo, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Messages:
    13,667
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Dog Trainer CPDT-KA
    Location:
    Fredericksburg
    So... I don't think Ren makes her leather leads anymore????

    I really really want another Northern Blackout Lead. I have tons of leashes, but my NB leads are my absolute favorite! I love the alligator locking snaps I have on them which is my favorite thing about them.

    Now that I have three dogs I really wish I had a third NB lead... either 3/8"-1/2" wide, 6 feet and with an alligator locking snap...

    Makes me sad that I don't think I'll end up with another NB lead.

    Does anyone know of a company that makes something comparable in quality to Ren's NB leads that also has the alligator locking snaps???? I want a nice leather that softens really well with use.
     
  2. TuffStuff

    TuffStuff Twin 1

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2012
    Messages:
    407
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Texas
    I vote we all harass Ren until she starts making them again. I want another one.
     
  3. monkeys23

    monkeys23 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    Messages:
    1,621
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    3 currently, counting the foster dog
    Location:
    PNW
    Ask Paco if they could get the snaps in for you?

    I am anxiously awaiting two standard leads from Paco. I am extremely impressed with the over the shoulder rover holder that I already have. Really, really top notch stuff.
     
  4. stardogs

    stardogs Behavior Nerd

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Messages:
    4,925
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    2 dogs, 1 cat
    Location:
    NC
    Home Page:
    Bold Lead Designs has those clasps as an option on their leads. I think Custom Canine Collars may be able to order them as well.
     
  5. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Messages:
    13,667
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Dog Trainer CPDT-KA
    Location:
    Fredericksburg
    I vote this too. Does anyone know how to get a hold of her???

    I could ask them. Do they make 3/4" wide leads???? They have 1" listed on their website. I have a paco leash and love it for certain occasions, but it just doesn't seem to get as soft and floppy (only word I could think to describe lol) as my NB leads... maybe I'm not using it enough? lol

    I'l have to check those out
     
  6. TuffStuff

    TuffStuff Twin 1

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2012
    Messages:
    407
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Texas
    Add her on facebook. That's how I harass her. lol
     
  7. JacksonsMom

    JacksonsMom Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    8,693
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Maryland
    I looooveeed your leads. They were SO soft so I am curious as well.
     
  8. RedHotDobe

    RedHotDobe aka RedHotBabe

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2004
    Messages:
    4,366
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Maryland
  9. Lizmo

    Lizmo Water Junkie

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2006
    Messages:
    17,300
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    2
    Location:
    AL
    ^this! I want one, too.

    They do! They said they'll make whatever dimensions you'd like, just mention it in the comments section of the checkout page. I emailed to ask them because I'd like a 3 or 4 foot 1/2" lead, but didn't see it on their website.

    I looove my 7ft NB lead, but it's just way too long to use at DD events. :(
     
  10. monkeys23

    monkeys23 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2011
    Messages:
    1,621
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    3 currently, counting the foster dog
    Location:
    PNW
    The OTSRH I got is 3/4" and the two standards I have coming are 3/4".... not sure where you are seeing 1" on the website there, I thought it was all 3/4".

    The one I already have came already super soft and is breaking in divinely. I could ball up the slack comfortably in my hand from day 1, prior to any conditioning.

    Granted I've never touched a NB lead, but its night and day difference from the 3/4" braided leather EL leash I have. For lack of a better word, the EL leather leash is "pilling" on the rough side of the leather. For the money I paid for it... sorry but not impressed with it AT ALL compared to the Paco leash I got to see what all the fuss is about.
     
  11. Maliraptor

    Maliraptor Bite me.

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2012
    Messages:
    820
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    11
    Location:
    Southern California- The Desert Part
    Home Page:
  12. JacksonsMom

    JacksonsMom Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    8,693
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Maryland
    searched for Northern Blackout leads and saw this... bumping this thread.

    I SO want one. I'm in love with Amber's NB lead she has. I've never felt leather so soft. Usually leather bothers me, and my hands, which is why I sold the two that I had. I'm pretty happy with my Kong rope-like lead, super comfy yet strong. But yeah the NB lead, I'd pay big money for.

    Someone plleassee let her know how much they are wanted! lol
     
  13. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Messages:
    13,667
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Dog Trainer CPDT-KA
    Location:
    Fredericksburg
    Aren't they seriously amazing!?!? I'm trying to get my other NB lead to soften up the way the one I had today did. It's getting there. I would SOOOOOO buy another NB lead or a few if Ren would be willing to make more. So addicted to these leads.
     
  14. Hillside

    Hillside Original Twin

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2007
    Messages:
    3,048
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    2 dogs
    Location:
    Des Moines, IA
    Do you know who that vendor was at nationals that had those super soft black leather leashes? I believe they were German leather? I'm still kicking myself for not getting one.
     

Share This Page