This lead is used as an all-in-one-type lead with a neck loop, a bead to slide down to tighten around the neck, and a swivel so the lead will not twist up if the dog turns.
The martingale is a more secure type lead, particularly for puppies who might try to back out of the lead. The strap will match the cord color. The martingale strap and kindness pad is about 9" long, not including the rings.
The kindness part of this lead is a smooth satin pad, gentle on hair. This is a true kindness pad, where the cord does not pass through the pad itself. The pad is also more gentle on the neck for those dogs who have a sensitive trachea. The fabric color will match the cord color, unless you make note in special instructions box. The pad is about 1" wide and 3 1/2" long and is tapered at the ends. If you want any special beading, certain colors, flowers, patterns for examples, specify in the special instructions box.