In 1918 the company was founded by Fritz Kennel. Until 1950 the company was known as ZUKUNFT Schuhfabrik. In the same year August Albert Schmenger took over the leadership. Since that time the company has operated under the name Kennel & Schmenger KG. In 1961 Klaus Kennel, grandson of the founder, joined the company.
In 1995 today`s CEO, shareholder and Creative Director, Andreas Klautzsch, started his operations at Kennel & Schmenger. He took over a leading role in the rejuvenation of the company. Furthermore, he strives towards progressive brand development of the fashion oriented premium label. An essential milestone for the further upswing of brand awareness was the opening of the first concept store in 2008.