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 26 reviews
Nancy R.
Great Leash made in America

I walk and hike with dogs regularly at a rehab facility - some with some serious reactivity issues. Having this secure sturdy leash with the small loop to control them at close proximity when needed is such a benefit. I am delighted to support a company and excellent quality product made in America! I dropped a star because it took some time to get the product. Maybe they need to hire more folks to get them out more quickly.

Hi Nancy,
Thanks for the review, we appreciate the kind words and the support. We understand our lead times can be frustrating. Our products are handmade to order and orders are fulfilled chronologically to be fair to everyone. So even though you may only have 1 product, it goes in order on our queue. We do our best to advertise our current lead times under each product, on the product page, and also on your order confirmation email. Feel free to check out this article for more information: . If you have any other questions our support team is always happy to help. Thanks!

Kevin O.

I’ve ordered and referred multiple times. I have been pleased with your product. I have not put to use the new leashes, but initial feel, they seemed a little thinner. Hopefully not.
As the quality NEEDS to remain.

Thanks for the review. Not to worry, we use the same mil-spec webbing we have always used! One of great things about mil-spec webbing is that it has to hit certain specifications; so it helps ensure consistency.

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!