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The Ruffwear Knot-a-Leash™ is a rugged, climbing-inspired dog lead that uses strong, supple kernmantle rope and a secure locking carabiner. Reflective rope keeps dogs and humans visible in low-light conditions.

Carabiners not sold separately.

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Use this fit guide to select the appropriate size for your dog.

5 ft (1.5 m) Rope Width: 7 mm
5 ft (1.5 m) Rope Width: 11 mm

Key Features

Additional Features

  • Strong, supple, reflective kernmantle rope
  • Two rope sizes: 11 mm diameter (large) or 7 mm diameter (small). Both sizes are 5 ft long (1.5m)
  • Strong and secure locking carabiner
  • Comfortable, easy-to-hold tubular webbing handle
  • Convenient accessory loop for pickup bags or small clip-on items
  • Made in Vietnam

Washing Instructions

  • Hand wash
  • Mild detergent
  • Air dry

Trail Tested Promise

All of our products are rigorously field tested and we proudly guarantee against defects in materials and craftsmanship.

Great Companions

Ratings & Reviews

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4.8 Based on 137 Reviews
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Daniel L.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Knot A Leash



Thank you

Amelia M.
United States United States
  • Dog's Name Sarah

Our go-to leash

The grip of this leash is so comfortable, easy to hold and doesn't dig into your hands. The 'rope' leash is super durable and strong. The carabiner clips is functional and easy to put on and take off with the added security of the locking mechanism. All of the parts are put together well and I have no doubt they will continue to hold up over time as we use this multiple times a day with a dog that pulls a bit. We also got the **** bag holder that fits nicely near the handle.

Isabella B.
United States United States
  • Dog's Name Abby Rue


I’d been waiting to buy one but finally bit the bullet and bought on on black friday, so far it’s held up really well and the carabiner hasn’t gotten stuck or deteriorated at all which was my one worry!

Sarah G.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Knot a leash

Worried this might be too heavy for my 3kg doogie but it’s light and the locking clasp improves security in an urban environment. Great!


Happy Trails!

Rachel M.
United States United States
  • Dog's Name Jorah

Best leash

Love all of your products! I have leashes, harness, collars! Very happy with Ruffwear!

Rachel Moore verified customer review of Knot-a-Leash™