Blogiversary Review and Giveaway (Stibbar Leather)


Some women love leather handbags. Some women love leather leashes. I’m quite fond of both. I’m still on my quest for the perfect bag but I think I may have found a leash that comes close to perfection. We were sent a leash and collar from Stibbar to review.

Mr. N acting as a display case for the collar and leash.

They coordinate with Mr. N’s coloring perfectly and are buttery soft in my hands. The leash required no breaking in whatsoever and people have been complimenting his leash on walks. 

Cathy and Peter Soldan of Stibbar have been making leather leashes and collars for over eight years. Peter does the leather-work and Cathy designs them and interacts with the customers. She patiently put up with the scores of emails I sent and helped me throughout the design process (the color scheme was her idea). I like the degree of customization that is involved. You can pick the specific length, width, hardware kind and color and of course the two colors that make up the braided leash.

Mr. N has their six-feet ultralight leash  which is made with two pieces of 3/8 buffalo tanned bullhide (tobacco and metallic turquoise) and the ultralight collar with a quick release snap. The metallic leather is higher maintenance and not as rugged as the regular leather but I couldn’t resist the shininess. They’re both super light but sturdy and all the hardware is small and light as well. Ideal for toy dogs.

Stibbar also makes a variety of other leashes (extra long, short, snap, martingale and unbraided), couplers, and other leather goods (bracelets, lanyards, straps etc). Cathy often travels to dog shows and agility trials to sell. 

It’s our second blogiversary tomorrow and they’re generously offering a four-feet braided leash to one of our readers! Winner’s choice as to the colors. 

This post was sponsored by Stibbar. They are not responsible for the contents of this article. All opinions expressed are our own. 




40 Responses

  1. Kimberly Gauthier, The Fur Mom

    August 7, 2015 1:46 pm

    I love the color woven into the leash. Very unique. I'm a leash addict too. I say I need so many, because I have 4 dogs and we need leashes in the house and in each car. I just love leashes.

    Congratulations on your Blogoversary 🙂

  2. K9s OverCoffee

    August 7, 2015 8:30 pm

    I'm the same way, I love leashed collars & leashes! So far, we've accumulated 2 leather leashes for each of our pups, but we sure could use a third one 😉 One can never have enough leashes!! Mr. N looks like the perfect model for the Stibbar leash!

  3. Janet Keefe

    August 7, 2015 9:17 pm

    What beautiful leashes! Luke has a leather collar, and I love it, but I don't think I've ever had a leather leash.
    Happy Blogiversary!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  4. Groovy Goldendoodles

    August 7, 2015 11:14 pm

    I ENTERED!!!! That leash is gorgeous. If I won I would have to order an extra one (the Boys must match). I love leather also – but the leashes I've seen are always so hard and bulky #notmystyle So thank you for this great review.

    • Tenacious Little Terrier

      August 7, 2015 11:17 pm

      Yeah, Mr. N can't do bulky at all for obvious reasons and I like lightweight leashes personally too. Even if you don't win, I think the boys need a matching pair. There's so few things that show nicely with fluffy dogs so you have to take advantage of the ones that do!

  5. Jen Gabbard

    August 9, 2015 2:13 pm

    Very beautiful leash indeed, and happy blogiversary! We haven't had a leather leash but if it's half as soft as you say I know I'd absolutely love it.


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