Ruffwear Knot-a-Leash™ Rope Dog Lead


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

The Knot-a-Leash by Ruffwear is a strong, climbing-inspired dog lead made from supple, rugged kernmantle rope.   It has a comfortable webbing handle and attaches to your dog via a secure locking carabiner.   

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

The new colours also match with the Front Range Harnesses & Front Range Collars - Aurora Teal, Blue Moon, Red Sumac & Hibiscus Pink! 

It is available in 2 sizes - both are 1.5m (5ft) long:

  • Small uses 7mm diameter rope
  • Large uses 11 mm diameter rope

The locking carabiner is slightly smaller on the 'Small' size making it more suitable for smaller breeds or when space is an issue.   The Small is still a very strong lead - it is just more compact.

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

Based on 8 reviews
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

Sarah W.
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.

Bit disappointed

Really fun leash but two problems with it unfortunately. The first is leash isn’t very soft and can be prone to rope burn. The other (and biggest issue) is it didn’t hold up to even 12 months. The rope external casing tore.

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