In fact he loves the animals on the farm in general, wanting to help out, going to speak to the cows at the fence, looking at the piglets. It always amuses me that if I take him to a farm park though, he wont join in with feeding the animals at all.
Theres always dogs on the farm and most are for working purposes. My father in law has a pretty ancient black labrador who ventures out for a hobble and a stroke. Shes always been more like a pet because shes the only dog allowed in the farmhouse, having a bed in the utility room. She just loves people, and especially children, having grown up as N has.