SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Dogs are the pet of choice in South Dakota's largest city. Of the 25,000 licenses granted to pet owners since 2007, dogs outpaced cats eight to one.

An Argus Leader newspaper analysis of city licensing data found that people in Sioux Falls love Labrador retrievers. There's a one in six chance that a dog licensed in the past five years was a lab or a lab mix. Shih-Tzus, golden retrievers and dachshunds also were popular.

Less-popular dogs include a Sarplaninac, which is a type of eastern European livestock guard dog, and a Mexican hairless dog. Warren Ries owns the city's only Danish-Swedish farm dog, 8-year-old Frisco.

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