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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-01-2009, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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First, for the "Sieger" style conformation, do handlers prefer to use their own leads, or should the owner provide a lead? I don't have a long leather show lead yet. What length is ideal? Should it have a loop on the end or not? I suppose I should e-mail my handlers, but I'd also like to have one lead for myself. I already have Nikon's Fursaver and "puppy" collar (a Fursaver chain but with a leather piece that goes on the throat like this: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3033/...5d9c10ce_b.jpg ).

Second, for UKC conformation, I am trying to find a lead like what the young lady below is using. I believe she said it was braided kangaroo, but it had some beads in it, looked really strong and I liked the variation in texture for grip (rather than a shoelace type lead cutting into the hands, or having to tie knots in the lead for grip...yes my dog pulls!).
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Re: Show leads?

Like this?

Kanga w/beads.

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Yes! Thanks.
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Re: Show leads?

Those are beautiful leads. Are the thicker ones good for general use or are they intended for shows and trials only?

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Re: Show leads?

It looks like some are 1/4" thick. The handler using one said the braided kangaroo was super strong so I bet you could get like a thicker one (8 strand) as a regular leash. However I'm not sure if she meant strong enough like as a SchH lead or just for handling larger dogs.
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Re: Show leads?

Well my dog's only 45 lbs and though he can hit the end of the leash like a freight train, he's no mastiff.

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Originally Posted By: DianaMThose are beautiful leads. Are the thicker ones good for general use or are they intended for shows and trials only?
I know someone that makes Kanga leashes. He took one of his 3/8inch x 36" show leads and used it to tow his pickup across a paved parking lot. (No breaking OR stretching.)
His show leads are quaranteed to hold a lunging dog up to 150#. The "regular" leads are even "stouter".

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