»It´s a family business«

Master Saddlemaker and dog owner Rolf Trautwein realised his dream of high-quality accessories for dogs at the age of 36 and founded the company HUNTER in 1980. The initially small range of leather accessories made in Germany evolved within just a few years into a diverse product range and the company name of HUNTER grew to become a leading brand in the pet industry. With high-quality equipment for dogs and cats as well as stylish accessories, the family business quickly

managed to conquer new market segments. In 2000, the daughter of the company founder, Nadine Trautwein, joined the Group and since 2007 has been leading the globally successful company with a team of around 160 committed employees who share the company’s passion for the brand and love animals. Marianne Trautwein, wife of the company founder, puts great passion into running the HUNTER SHOP on the company’s premises – a flagship for the brand and a real shopping experience for customers from all over the world.

»In the development of new products, the key aspect is always the motivation to bring pleasure and comfort to animals and their owners, and to provide the best possible functionality.«

Qualität leben

The HUNTER complete assortment currently comprises around 5,500 articles and ranges from collars, harnesses and leashes for dogs and cats made of different materials, functional and fashionable dog clothing and beds to care and hygiene articles, innovative toys and healthy snacks. A large number of products is produced in Germany, offering quality »Made in Germany« by conviction. When developing new products, the key aspect is always the motivation to bring joy to people and animals. The HUNTER brand is enjoying increasing popularity all over the world. The extensive range is now exported beyond the borders of Europe to around 80 countries. This leads to a great responsibility towards people, animals and the environment, which HUNTER gladly faces up to on a daily basis. 

The topic of sustainability plays an important role for HUNTER, for example in the printing of catalogues and brochures. The current complete catalogue HUNTER Vol. X was produced exclusively with paper from sustainably managed forests and controlled sources and is PEFC-certified. In addition, the catalogue was produced climate neutrally. By supporting the project »Reduction of flue gas emissions and water treatment, Kenya«, the CO₂ emissions resulting from printing and shipping are completely offset. Anyone looking for exclusive and innovative products for dogs or cats will find what they are looking for at HUNTER. Highest quality in production, innovative ideas in development and best service for satisfied customers - this is what HUNTER has stood for since the company was founded in 1980.

<span class="fb_teaser"><br/>»High quality is treasured – and we aim to create keepsakes.«</span>


Our philosophy

“We want to set the highest quality
standards for pet accessories.”

Our passion for materials, our outstanding product knowledge and our joy in hand-crafted perfection is our driving force and defines the highest demand we set for ourselves. As a family business, we commit ourselves to setting standards in manufacturing, which no others are capable of doing.

  Our key objective

  “We want to become qualitative market leaders.”

In these times of anonymous, mass-produced goods, quality does not mean a luxury, but rather the individual requirement to provide something special when it matters. It is an expression of dedication, passion and confidence. That’s why quality is our highest goal and it defines our approach. We pursue this requirement without making any compromises – without exception and in detail. As a family-run manufactory, we are focused on high-quality production methods – our customers notice this too in every HUNTER product.


Our general principle

“We live quality in everything we do.”

Our passion for quality doesn’t just apply to our products. We want to bring joy to people and animals and visibly express their profound bond. Our understanding of quality also determines our interpersonal communication. It is shaped by dependability, loyalty, partnership and responsibility. You can rely on us, on those who work for HUNTER, and the products we make. Always


»This quality is a visible sign of respect, love and responsibility towards animals.«

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