With heart & soul

Our master butchers Jens & Sven

After learning the butchery trade and following many years of experience in the Bavarian family butchery Schäbitz, Jens and Sven are 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.

Jens Naumann

Master butcher: Quality control

‘Hello, I'm Jens Naumann. Even as a child, I loved to help my mother prepare food in the kitchen. As an apprentice, I worked in a modern factory and on Saturdays I continued to work in a family butcher's shop. My favourite granny always said: ‘You would've made your great-grandfather very proud. He had a restaurant with a butcher's’. That of course gave me even more incentive. My next stop was the traditional butcher’s shop Schäbitz in Munich. After 10 years of experience in the Upper Bavarian butcher's business, I did my master's exam. Whenever I work with meat, it is particularly important to me that it is of absolutely top quality. Thanks to the verifiable human-grade quality of all ingredients, converting to pet food at Terra Canis was no problem at all for me’.

† 10/2021

Sven Schmidt

Master butcher: Production manager

‘My name is Sven Schmidt and I originally come from Ermsleben in beautiful Saxony-Anhalt. I grew up on a farm there and that's where I developed my initial love of animals and nature. But I was soon drawn to the city and began my training as a butcher in the Munich butcher's shop Schäbitz. I successfully completed my training in 1999 and passed my master examination in 2005. At Terra Canis I work as a production manager and, together with my team, I contribute daily to the high quality and flawless processing of the ingredients. My hobbies are skiing, climbing and hiking together with my family and my dog Luna, a Vizsla’.


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 Jens and Sven in their job.

A love of the product

From their work at the Schäbitz butcher’s shop, the two are used to working uncompromisingly with ingredients of genuine human-grade quality in the human food sector. And they are able to implement this 100% at Terra Canis. After all, this love of quality and detail is what you can smell and perceive with every Terra Canis product – species-appropriate, natural menus for dogs in 100% genuine human-grade quality of all ingredients.