I got the Jaeger Lead for use with my service dog. She's a 65 lb lab and it is a pain to maneuver together holding her leash, especially if I need to carry or do anything else. The leather is high quality and the construction is excellent. It deserves 5 stars, but it falls short of perfect to me for 2 reasons. First, I wish it had one more ring, close to the end, so you can form a handle for times when you don't want to wear the lead. When we're in the woods, and she could use a little more slack in the lead, it could be helpful to have that shorter handle loop. Second, from all of the pictures and descriptions I could find, I believed the lead to be one continuous piece of leather. It isn't. It's two pieces, stitched and riveted together at the middle where the d ring is located. A friend had given me a different leash that ended up falling apart at the seam between two pieces of leather, so the single piece construction appearance was a big draw to me. It is a much higher quality of craftsmanship, so I have full confidence that it will perform well and last, but I wish that description or the pictures would have been clearer. It has been a great tool for me, it looks great, and I'm happy that it was made in the USA!