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The Knot-a-Leash by Ruffwear is a strong, climbing-inspired dog lead made from supple, rugged kernmantle rope and has a secure, locking carabiner for a clip.   It also has a super comfortable soft webbing handle and lots reflective weave for better low light visibility.   

Aurora Teal
Blue Moon
Hibiscus Pink
Lichen Green
Obsidian Black
Red Sumac

Pair it up with a matching collar - Knot-a-Collar - for a complete set!

The new colours also match with:

It is available in 2 sizes - both are 1.5m (5ft) long & both are very strong.  The difference is in the width of rope & size of carabiner:

  • Small - 7mm diameter rope & 1.5m long. **We recommend this size for smaller breeds (or when space is an issue) as the locking carabiner is smaller making it more suitable for use on smaller collars or harness.
  • Large - 11 mm diameter rope & 1.5m long

SAVE 10% on this leash when you buy any Ruffwear Harness at the same time - Use code 'SETSAVE10' at checkout

Ruffwear Knot-a-Leash Colours for 2021

Key Features

  • Strong, secure locking carabiner and strong, supple kernmantle rope
  • Comfortable, easy-to-hold tubular webbing handle that has a convenient accessory loop to tie pickup bags or clip small items
  • Reflective trim is woven into the rope for low light visibility
  • If you would like a shorter climbing rope inspired lead, then you may like the Knot-a-Long dog lead.

Washing Instructions

Hand wash with mild detergent.   Air dry.


  • Hardware:  Ruffwear-designed locking carabiner
  • Rubber carabiner keeper
  • Polypropylene kernmantle rope with reflective trim
  • Handle:  100% nylon tubular webbing
  • Made in Vietnam


Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Ann G.
Excellent leash - great colour!

Love these leashes for our Labrador retrievers - very sturdy with comfortable hand grip & the carabiner with locking mechanism means no worries about coming undone. Great for our everyday walks & a good length for loose leash walking as well as control.
Looks great with the front harness in same colour. Works well for our 7 month old pup as well as the fully grown lab. Highly recommend.

Ina P.
A must-have

A good leash with carabiner strong enough for a big dog

Good quality lead

Good quality lead and a good length. I use this on my Golden Retriever and he also has the matching colour in the harness and collar. The clip/carabiner is a bit big but doesn't compromise functionality.

Emma H.
Ruff wear dog lead.

Great rope dog lead, I have the same ruff wear dog lead lead that is 9yrs old and still going strong i just needed another one.
Ruff wears gear i cannot fault.

Madeleine A.
My whippet loves it!

He told me it's very comfortable and makes him feel like he is wearing nothing when he runs and chases the ball! Win win. Thank you Canine Spirit ❤

Kristin C.
Love it

It has a really nice feel to it & Im glad I ordered the large one though wish it had a slightly smaller clip. There is also no swivel if your dog spins a lot. Very sturdy & strong & a pleasure to hold. Well tested when little miss took of as a rabbit flew across our path, incredibly easy to hold onto and didn’t slip at all. Will buy again!

Paola T.

Knot-a-Leash - Climbing Inspired Dog Lead

Simone D.
Great product!

My dog came unclipped and ran off a few times using the normal lead. No more! The lockable carabiner gives me so much peace of mind. Thanks

Great Harness

This harness is a great addition to our walking gear, and securely fits our Greyhound. She doesn't pull as much while wearing and the rope lead provides us with confidence she will be secure, happy, and is strong.
Thankyou for your prompt delivery, especially during these trying times. Much appreciated!

Sue M.
Great Lead

We love this lead, comfortable handle and it is a good length. We have 2 x German Shepherds who can be pullers and I always had issue with other leads causing blisters on my hand but not this one. Highly recommend.