With heart & soul

Our master butcher Sven

After learning the butchery trade and following many years of experience in the Bavarian family butchery Schäbitz, Sven is now responsible for the production of Terra Canis – because our master butcher Hermann Schäbitz is entering well-deserved retirement after more than 40 years in the industry. However, he will continue to support us with his decades of experience in a consultancy capacity. In 2005, the year Terra Canis was founded, his butcher’s shop was the first human food company to receive special permission to produce pet food. This was only possible because all the ingredients that were (and still are) processed here every day meet the same quality standards that are mandatory for human consumption: 100% verifiable human-grade quality. Hermann Schäbitz has thus created an absolute innovation in quality in the animal feed industry and set new benchmarks together with Birgitta Ornau, the founder of Terra Canis. Now, a new generation is taking over and the same applies: all Terra Canis menus are expertly and masterly produced by butchers. Quality that you can smell, taste and test. The highest product quality and 100% genuine human-grade quality of all ingredients at Terra Canis is proven to the highest standards and is constantly monitored.

Sven Schmidt


„Ich heiße Sven Schmidt und komme ursprünglich aus Ermsleben im schönen Sachsen-Anhalt. Dort wuchs ich auf einem Bauernhof auf und entwickelte erstmals Begeisterung für Tiere und Natur. Doch bald zog es mich in die Stadt und ich begann meine Ausbildung zum Metzger in der Münchner Metzgerei Schäbitz. 1999 schloss ich die Ausbildung erfolgreich ab und absolvierte 2005 meine Meisterprüfung. Bei Terra Canis stelle ich gemeinsam mit meinem Team die hochwertige und handwerklich einwandfreie Verarbeitung der Rohstoffe sicher. Meine Hobbys sind Skifahren, Klettern und gemeinsames Wandern mit meiner Familie und meiner Vizsla-Hündin Luna.“


The butcher’s trade is a traditional and quality-conscious craft. Our two master butchers Jens and Sven learned the meat business from scratch and earned their stripes at traditional Bavarian butcher’s shop Schäbitz. Terra Canis benefits daily from this long-standing know-how. Every ingredient contained in Terra Canis menus is processed with the utmost care.

Highest quality 

Terra Canis benefits daily from this long-standing know-how. Every ingredient contained in Terra Canis menus is processed with the utmost care. A passion for meat and sausage products and a keen feel for the highest quality are the most important things for our buyer Sascha.

A love of the product

From his work at the Schäbitz butcher’s shop, Sven is used to working uncompromisingly with ingredients of genuine human-grade quality in the human food sector. And this he is able to implement 100% at Terra Canis. After all, this love of quality and detail is what you can smell and perceive with every Terra Canis product.