About Us


Leather Leashes pictured from left to right 1" black, 7/8" tan, 3/4" white, 5/8" burgundy, 1/2" brown, 3/8" black, 1/4" tan

Hello From Everyone at Bridgeport K9 Equipment!

A little background on Bridgeport Equipment for those of you who are new to us. Bridgeport Equipment was founded by my uncle, Scott Mueller, in 1993. Many of you already know Scott as the founder of National K-9 and the National K-9 School for Dog Trainers in Columbus, Ohio. Scott felt a need for quality dog training equipment for his students and customers at reasonable prices, so he enlisted Donna, and together they grew the small "word of mouth" company of "Trainers Choice" to what is now Bridgeport K9 Equipment.
Over the years, we have added many products to our catalog and we have expanded worldwide on the web. Quality products and excellent customer service have always been extremely important to us and will continue to be! We appreciate your comments and suggestions. Thank you all for your continued confidence in us!
About Our Leather
Our leather products are handcrafted from selected quality hides, which are tanned using a combination of natural vegetable extracts and chrome tanning.
This type of tanning produces the best quality leather for our leashes and harnesses! The result is leather that feels, looks and performs better than any we’ve ever used! All of our leather products are produced and handcrafted in the U.S.A.

We have a variety of leather types and colors available. Our most popular is the latigo leather. Latigo is soft and flexible - perfect for obedience leashes. It is available in burgundy and black. You will notice some stretch over time. An extra heavy latigo is used to make our harnesses, pro leashes, and police K-9 leashes.

Also quite popular is our harness leather. This leather is a little bit heavier and leashes tend to be a bit stiffer but soften with use. The color of harness leather tends to vary from very light tan to a deeper tan and does darken some with time. Some leashes and all of the harnesses are available in this leather.

Lastly, is the English bridle leather. It is a rich, dark brown and is comparable in thickness and weight to the black and burgundy harness leather. Many of our leashes, collars and harnesses are made from this leather!
A Note From the Bridgeport Staff:
At the end of 2016 came the end of an era. We are excited and sad to announce Donna Mueller's retirement from Bridgeport Equipment. She and Scott Mueller passed Bridgeport Equipment to their niece Catherine Eisenbrown as of January 1st, 2017. After 20+ years serving the canine community, Donna is pleased to hand the company over to another family member. Catherine has been with the company since the fall of 2015 and loves coming to work every day. We look forward to developing some new products and look forward to and suggestions or input anyone may have!