“ Manufacturer: Rogz / Type: Dog Collars, Leads & ID „
I have a very determined terrier and after she yanked the cogs to pieces in several retractable leads I felt the a fixed lead was the way to go.
The Rogz leads look far more flimsy and thin than many other leads but this is deceptive. It does have slight give but once pulled feels secure. The thin appearance can be an advantage for small dogs - feel quite silly if my dogs lead is as thick as her forelimb, which some are.
The patterns they come in a very cute and a selection of male/female/either designs. These generally appear on one side of the lead with the back side being plain.
The clip is silver and quite nicely chunky.
The handle of the lead is formed by the lead folding over and being stitched in. I was surprised it didn't dig in to my hand, but found it was quite easy to hold - even with a badly behaved pulling dog.
Lasted the longest so far! Mine did become slightly frayed at the ends and eventually did get chewed through by another dog - although it did take some time.
Rogz leads I have found come in lengths between 1.6m and 2m long. This is quite a good length I have found and gives sufficient space for a dog to roam slightly but doesn't allow them to move too far away.
Width goes up in stages - 11mm, 16mm and 22mm are the main ones I have seen.
My 1.8m lead was about 7.50. They are fairly expensive but have lasted me so much longer than a cheaper one, I feel its worth paying.
This is the second dog lead I have purchased since I got my staffordshire bull terrier puppy, Archie, in August and I haven't felt the need to get another. There's something silly about using the retractable leads on a dog that couldn't fit inside a handbag like an accessory, that and they feel flimsy and at times unpredictable with dodgey plastic locks and the retraction similar to a tape measure. 'Rogz' Kilimanjaro lead is strong, sturdy and capable of holding strong dogs. My 'Medium' length lead is made from thick nylon thread about one metre and a half long, keeping your dog at close range but still offering them some freedom. Thanks to the length, you can also wrap the double end lead around your hand for any extra security should you need it. The leads vary in colour (mine is plain black) and feature two crab claw locks at the dogs end, one for the dogs collar and another to sturdy up the lead by putting the tension on the smaller section.
At first it may feel a bit odd as the loop can flail about and tangle up your dog and others, which is why I tie a knot in the middle of the lead as to make it less fussy and not to drag on the ground when my dog wanders closer. Archie seems to love it, he chomps on it for the first few minutes of the walk and I feel safe knowing even he cannot break it, a bold statement as he breaks almost everything else of his.
I am a fan of Rogz gear and having three strong dogs I try to purchase strong leads and collars.
Rogz does not disappoint and these leads are fun stylish and strong. They are in a few collars, Blue, Pink and grey. Pink was the one I went for!
They have a very subtle design on them and so arent garish when using them.
The strength is supposed to be something like 50 * 30 kg dogs or something silly like that on the site. I used one for each dog and they were brilliant.
I am not a fair weather walker and go out in all kinds of weather and these leads have eithstood all kinds of batterings! They dont tnd to smell either as some leads can when they get wet alsthough I have periodically put them in a bowl of detergent to make them smell floral again!
Drying ability is good and they soon dry out after being hung up or placed on the radiator. They do tend to go a little crispy if put on the radiator but this is soon remedied after using it again.
I have a 50kg Rotti and a 30 kg Shepherd and although dont pull can lunge sometimes. These leads stand up to any pulling and yanking and still look well maintained. They are good to tie onto things to tie the dog up and dont snag when tied to trees and the like!
A good lead if a little expensive though. You will need to part with about £7-£10 for one of these so they aren't cheap.
Rogz Kilimanjaro Dog Lead
When it came time to take my little puppy out for his first walk I wanted to introduce him to the outside world in short controlled bursts. I wanted to make sure he was safe and that I was in control at all times. I wanted a relatively short and strong leash that would give him enough room to move around, but ultimately to be close by me just in case. Especially, since it took him a while to become comfortable around traffic noises and anything else that was loud that he wasn't expecting.
I was pleased when I noticed that this lead was available to buy because Rogz is fast becoming a brand that I am beginning to trust and look out for. I own the matching puppy collar and I have found it to be excellent in both quality and durability, while looking stylish and nice all at the same time.
The lead I own looks slightly different from the one above as it is the same colour, but it has white paw prints rather than the darker blue paw prints like the lead above.
This lead feels thick, sturdy and substantial, I wouldn't ever worry that this lead might snap or be easily chewed through as it is made from tough stuff. This lead looks and feels every bit like a quality item and when it comes to my pup I would rather spend a bit more and get something I would happily rely upon. Especially, since he is a larger breed puppy that is getting stronger and stronger every day.
We bought this in large size and it is a great length, it allows my pup to walk in front of me and out to the side comfortably when he is near a grass verge rather than walking on the road. It is also easy to wind it a few times round my hand to make it shorter. The lead is quite a thick length and it is easy to grab without fear of causing nasty rope burns, which I have experienced in the past with thinner rope leads.
I bought this lead for around £10 - £15 from Pet's At Home, a store that must be appreciating all the business that I have given it over the last couple of months. I would completely recommend these Rogz products to anyone and I doubt I will buy anything else but these. This lead deserves a well earned five out of five stars.