MANY dog owners could be under exercising their pets, or walking them too much, thanks to a shocking new report.

According to the PDSA Animal Wellbeing Report, 13 per cent of dogs within the UK are NOT walked daily.

Alongside this, many dog owners could be under-exercising or over-exercising their pet. Exercise is crucial for your dog's health and wellbeing, including their mental health therefore it is essential to get this right.

In general, most dogs benefit from between 30 minutes to two hours of physical activity per day. With some breeds needing more exercise than others.

There is no ‘perfect formular’ to determine how long to walk your dog, but the general rule of thumb is people breaking it up to two or three walks per day.

Over at Kennelstore, staff have put together a detailed infographic revealing how long each dog should be walked depending on breed.

Only needing 30-minutes a day are Yorkshire Terrier’s, Maltese, King Charles Spaniel, Miniature Dachshund, Pomeranian, Chihuahua and Bichon Frise.

Breeds that require one hour of daily exercise include Bull Terrier, Cocker Spaniel, English Bulldog, Miniature Poodle, Pug, Miniature Schnauzer and Shih Tzu.

However, for the following breeds it is recommended they should get at least two hours of daily exercise: Border Collie, Siberian Husky, Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd, Dalmatian, Boxer and Golden Retriever.

With April being 'active dog month', Kennelstore has given some advice.

Andrew Jones, spokesperson for Kennelstore said, "When we commit to owning a dog, we know that we need to walk them frequently for physical exercise, mental stimulation and socialising. However, what many of us can be unaware of is the fact that the right amount of exercise for your dog is dependant on its breed, age, health and finally, personality."

"One of the most important factors that can determine how long you should walk your dog is the breed. There are some dog breeds that are more energetic and excitable than others, and because of this, they will need more frequent and vigorous exercise. Furthermore, there are other breeds that have instinctive preferences for play and exercise that they were purposely bred for."

"Just like us humans, our dogs need different amounts of exercise at different ages. A typical toddler would struggle with a two-hour walk, therefore you must expect the same from a puppy. Likewise, as dogs grow older, so does their stamina and ability to exercise for long periods, and because of that reason, they may struggle with exercise they were once used too. "