Defender Riot Lead
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Defender Riot Lead




The Defender Riot Lead is made using 2 layers of durable mil-spec webbing to create a strong, tactical dog leash for Military (MWD), Police ( LEO), Personal Protection, and Schutzhund (IPO) Working Dogs. The heavy-duty K9 leash includes a close-control handle to help keep the dog at your side, but can be neatly tucked out of the way using an integrated elastic loop when not in use.

Stainless Swivel Snap

Our custom standard swivel snap is black coated stainless steel. The round slot design allows for an additional 180 degrees of movement—this means the lead can articulate on a double axis to further reduce tangles or accidental un-clippings.

Upgrade: Kong Frog with Swivel

This climbing rated hardware uses a redundant release mechanism, meaning both release tabs have to be depressed simultaneously to open—this prevents accidental unclipping of the lead. An in-line swivel is added to help prevent tangles.

1.5" Clip-In Point

This Daisy Chain style clip-in point allows for a standard climbing carabiner to be used as a secondary clip-in option.

Upgrade: Additional Clip-In Points

Additional clip in points are sewn into the lead (approximately every 1ft). These clip-in points accommodate a standard climbing carabiner and can be used to shorten the lead, clip in accessories, clip the lead back to itself, or a variety of other uses.

Upgrade: Add Ring

A 1" free-floating, black coated stainless steel, ring can be added to the handle. The ring can be used to attach a carabiner or our TDL shackle, it can be used to clip in another lead (for additional length), or it can be used to clip in the snap.

Close Control Handle

An extra handle lets you keep your partner close when working. An integrated elastic loop keeps the handle neatly tucked out of the way when not in use.

Upgrade: Embroidery

A personalized name can be added with embroidery.




1” Mil-Spec tubular webbing rated to 4,000 lbs

Attachment Point Options:
– Durable, Black Coated, Stainless Steel Swivel Snap
– Round Brass Swivel Snap
– Kong Frog: rated to 5,000 lbs — an aluminum swivel is added inline to help avoid tangles (swivel rated to 1,000 lbs)



Customer Reviews

Based on 24 reviews
Tracy P.
Defender riot lead

I love this leash!

Danny R.J.
Defender Riot Lead

What a wonderful leash that is made with no loose ends in anyway ! This leash is made from the best materials and it is definitely going to last the duration of time with proper care I bought two of these with the Kong Frog Attatchment with the swivel for both of my dogs and I wont be needing another leash again ! Thank You for a great product !

Kevin O.

Has a thick snap to it. Feels strong for bigger dogs, yet handle is supple to my fingers. Also, grab handle has good location closer to end. Like it

Christopher B.
So good I ordered another!

My boy chewed his first Modern Icon leash (my fault - left him unattended with it on the ground) when he was a puppy. Even with the minor tears it works but I decided to get a new one. Love Modern Icon!

Great leash for a strong pup!

This leash feels comfortable to use and is something I will buy more of in the future!
The Kong Frog adaptor is a great addition, but I needed to make sure the collar has a slightly larger D-Ring else it can get a little caught.

Seth L.
The best canine gear

We always buy Modern Icon, no matter what we need. It’s high-quality, it’s durable, and it shrugs off everything my pups can throw at it without losing a single stitch.