We were originally asked to make this style of leash by a guide-dog training center. Since that time, we have received inquiries from other groups working with guide-dogs, therapy dogs, etc. The versatile, convertible design makes this several leads in one. Overall length is 5'. Snap into the top ring and make a 4' lead with handle. Snap into the bottom ring and make a shorter, 30" lead. Snap the bottom snap into the top ring to make a large loop to fit over your head and one shoulder, making a "hands-free" lead for large breeds (Goldens, Labs, Shepherds, etc.). Made from 5/8" Burgundy Latigo Leather with 2 chrome-plated bolt snaps and 2 chrome-plated rings.