Our American Lead is probably the most unique and innovative leash product on the market today. This double braided rope leash features a unique "sliding" handle design that allows the user to open the handle to place around waist, over the shoulder, or to merely place the handle around the dog's neck to shorten to a traffic length when needed. When the handle is closed you would not even know it does that. This simple, elegant design has been a stalwart of our product line for over two decades. We recommend the 7/16" diameter rope for dogs over 50 lbs., the 5/16" diameter rope for dogs up to 50 lbs. and the 3/16" diameter rope for dogs under 17 lbs.