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Hundemaxx | Overview

Offering over 35,000 products on a sales surface of 3,000 m², Hundemaxx is Germany's largest chain of dog supply stores.
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Hundemaxx is Germany's largest chain of dog supply stores. With a huge product range consisting of over 35,000 products on a sales area of 3,000 m², Hundemaxx is unique. We also sell our entire product range through our online store when stores are closed, and we provide customers with a product catalog online. Having gained 10 years of experience and acquired 10,000 loyal customers in Munich and Nuremberg, we now plan to expand our business to other major cities in Germany.

Key Investment Facts


Hundemaxx Venture Loan

Over the past few years, Hundemaxx has been generating constantly growing revenues. Last year, our company’s gross revenues surpassed €6 million. We now want to expand our successful business model to additional major cities in Germany and to create the structures necessary for this expansion.

To raise funds for our planned expansion, we are offering a venture loan (a subordinated loan with a fixed interest rate). This loan bears annual interest of 8 % and has a loan period of 4 years. Interest will be paid out semi-annually, and the loan amount will be repaid in full at the end of the 4-year period (bullet loan).




Over the past few years, dogs have become increasingly important to people. Indeed, the former guard dog or hunting dog has become a much-loved family member that lives inside the house and is affectionately cared for, fed, and groomed. In some cases, dogs are even allowed to sleep in their owner's bed. When a family adopts a puppy, this is a highly emotional event.


Hund auf der Couch


This is pretty much what Hundemaxx initiators Frank Weber and Nadja von Elm-Weber experienced when Rhodesian ridgeback puppy Samba moved into their house, which had been cats' territory for 15 years.
Frank Weber soon recognized that a huge growth market was developing in this highly emotional environment. The existing discount stores for pet supplies, however, offered only a very limited product range. There was simply no way of buying the entire range of innovative and new dog supplies and new food brands with organic ingredients or a quality similar to that of human food.

The Hundemaxx concept has proved to be a success. Since the opening of our first store in 2006, revenues have increased more than sixfold (from €800,000 to €6 million). Hundemaxx is currently operating two stores in southern Germany (in Munich and Nuremberg) and an online store selling products throughout Europe. Still, Hundemaxx does not rest on its laurels.


Hund in Hundemaxxfiliale


The Webers founded the first Hundemaxx megastore in Nuremberg in 2006. One year after that, Kerstin Auschra joined Hundemaxx and, in collaboration with a highly motivated team, laid the foundations for the company's success. All team members had one thing in common: They had a heart for dogs and wanted to provide customers with the best service possible.

Ever since its foundation, Hundemaxx has been setting new standards in terms of product range and customer-friendly service. We are always offering the latest product trends, regional labels focusing on sustainability, organic products, well-trained dog experts, event shopping, and a holistic perspective on dog's needs based on our close collaboration with dog trainers, physical therapists, health care professionals, and dog groomers. In addition, our "department store for dogs" is offering a broad range of seminars, thus acting as a competence center relevant at the national level.


Hunde in einer Hundemaxxfiliale


To ensure that Hundemaxx will remain the number-one player within our market segment, we will continue to expand our online store and better connect it with our brick-and-mortar stores. We will also optimize our customers' shopping experience through digital media and first-rate product presentation in stores. Moreover, we will create new structures and prepare for our expansion to other major cities like Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart, etc., thus enabling dog lovers throughout Germany to enjoy the Hundemaxx shopping experience.

Hundemaxx is currently operating two stationary megastores in Munich and Nuremberg with a sales area of 2000 m² each and an online store at With over 35,000 different items, Hundemaxx is offering the largest product range in Germany.

Our product range includes, for instance, dry and wet food, food supplements, collars and leashes, dog apparel, dog beds, vehicle accessories, toys, training items, and grooming products.


Produkt und Kundennutzen

Products and Customer Benefits


We are constantly adding new and innovative products discovered by our product scouts to our range. Some of our customers make long trips to go to our stores, so our stores cover areas with a radius of more than 100 km. Hundemaxx pays attention to offering both quality products and the right products for all budgets.

There are more than 8 million cats in Germany. We have considered this fact, which is why we have integrated Katzemaxx, a separate department for cat supplies, into the sales area of Hundemaxx. With a sales area of approx. 400 m², Katzemaxx is a paradise for all cat lovers. In our Katzemaxx departments, we are offering customers a wide range of appropriate and healthy cat food, toys, scratchers, and various other cat supplies.



Our company generates most of its revenues through our two stores in Munich and Nuremberg and through our online store. Roughly 95 % of our company's revenues are due to offline sales, and roughly half of these offline sales are due to the sale of dog and cat food; the other half is due to the sale of accessories.



Hundemaxx is the only retailer of this size specializing exclusively in dogs. With 35,000 products, we have by far the largest and most diversified product range in Germany. Other pet store chains, on the other hand, are offering only around 5,000 to 7,000 products.

Our competitors' product range consists of food and accessories for all kinds of pets, including fish, and often also of live animals such as rodents and reptiles. Many dog owners and animal lovers, however, oppose the sale of live animals as a commodity. Hundemaxx benefits from this fact because we do not sell any live animals.



Unique Selling Propositions


Because we are specializing in dogs, dog owners consider us more competent than our competitors offering products for all kinds of pets.

We place special emphasis on our staff's training and own experience with dogs. In fact, these two aspects are crucial to our hiring policy.

Dogs are always welcome in our stores and may accompany their owners. Our staff provides advice based on each dog's individual needs and helps customers' dogs try on dog apparel, harnesses, and muzzles.

We purchase our goods from more than 200 different suppliers. These include all major players from the industry, such as Hunter, Trixie, Karlie, Wolters, Hagen, Rinti, Royal Canin, Happy Dog, Bosch, and Flexi, as well as many independent and innovative brands like Terra Canis, Platinum, Wolfsblut, MiaCara, Treusinn, Ruffwear, and PlanetDog. For our suppliers, we are an important and valued business partner. Many independent brands value Hundemaxx for the opportunity to offer their products to a large customer base in a professional context.


Hund in der Filiale von Hundemaxx


Hundemaxx has more than 10,000 regular customers with a loyalty card. The average purchase value is €36 in our stationary stores and €60 in our online store. Every year, 160,000 customers come to our stores, so we have approx. 280 customers per store every day.

Our target group consists of committed and active dog owners who consider their dogs family members and integrate them into their recreational activities. Of all customers in our stores, 80 % are female and 20 % are male. The majority of customers are between 30 and 60 years old.



Target Group



Market Volume


We believe our market is one of the future growth markets. From 2000 through 2012, the number of dogs in Germany steadily increased from 5 million to 7.6 million, which is why our industry has also experienced steady growth rates. Moreover, there is a tendency toward high-quality products, and people are increasingly willing to spend much money on pets.

Current status

  • Store in Nuremberg since 2006
  • Online store since 2006
  • Store in Munich since 2014


Short-term goals

  • Modernization of our online store and website
  • Revision of our brand identity
  • Optimization of merchandising and advertising
  • Creation of clear structures for our planned expansion


Medium-term goals

  • Expansion to additional major cities in Germany like Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, or Düsseldorf



Our Goals

If our financing campaign is successful, we plan to take the following steps (depending on the amount raised):


Investment Level I (from €100,000)

  • Redesign of our website and online store and perfect integration into our offer in stationary retail. In addition to the option of shopping online, this will provide customers with a digital product catalog, that is, an information and communication platform for our customers.
  • Revision of the Hundemaxx brand identity: optimization of logo and color scheme
  • Redesign of customer magazine and newsletter
  • Increase in online marketing activities (Google, social media, and newsletters)
  • Major advertising campaign in the context of our 10th anniversary
  • Lotteries in social media
  • Targeted banner advertising online


Investment Level II (from €300,000)

  • Optimization of merchandising in sales areas:
    • Better customer guidance system
    • Consistent color scheme for different product groups
    • Signs and detailed labeling of shelves
    • Improvement of brand presentation and explanation of the philosophy and advantages of individual products in an attractive way
  • Introduction of digital customer guidance system:
    • Large displays showing films on individual brands or products
    • Touch screen terminals that will enable customers to look up information on food supplements, search for products, and compare rival products among other things
  • Switch to LED lighting systems in our stores:
    • Our stores' existing lighting systems, which consist of tube lighting, lead to monotonous and uniform lighting of the sales area.
    • In Munich, we are still using conventional fluorescent tubes with high energy consumption.
    • In our Nuremberg store, the LED tubes have lost more than half of their luminous intensity because they are over five years old.
    • Consequently, we plan to replace our old lighting systems completely and to install lighting rails with LED spotlights.
    • In this way, we will ensure a much livelier product presentation.
    • By using LED lamps, we will be able to reduce electricity costs in our Munich store by over 50 %.
  • Increase in marketing activities:
    • Advertising campaigns on Facebook and Google
    • Targeted banner advertising campaigns
    • Expansion and improvement of our loyalty card system


Investment Level III (from €600,000)

  • Modernization of sales area in Nuremberg
    • Replacement of the shelves (which are 10 years old now)
    • Conversion of seminar room on second floor into additional sales area
    • Installation of a ventilation and air conditioning system in combination with better thermal insulation
    • New and uniform vinyl flooring throughout the building
    • Expansion of newly rented usable areas and of logistics areas in view of growing online sales

  • Development of scalability necessary for expansion
    • Creation of clear structures ensuring the same quality standards in all future stores
    • Clear and detailed definition of all operational procedures in a handbook
    • Clear definition of all Hundemaxx rules in a handbook
    • Definition of shelving system for the different product groups
    • Preparation of training documents for staff and of related test forms containing multiple-choice questions
    • Definition of minimum and maximum space requirement for each product group
  • Increase in marketing activities
    • Additional advertising campaigns on Facebook and Google
    • Targeted banner advertising campaigns

Hundemaxx GmbH & Co. KG
Contact: Frank Weber

Hundemaxx Munich branch
Bodenseestr. 297
81249 Munich, Germany 
Phone: +49-89-201810192

Hundemaxx Nuremberg branch
Äußere Bayreuther Str. 135
90411 Nuremberg, Germany
Phone: +49-911-56790810

Headquarters: Heroldsberg, Germany • Court of registration [Registergericht] Fürth, Germany, HRA 8339
Personally liable partner: cave canem! GmbH
Headquarters: Heroldsberg, Germany • Court of registration [Registergericht] Fürth, Germany, HRB 10233
Managing directors: Frank Weber, Nadja von Elm-Weber
VAT ID: DE814436537


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