Plus, remember that ending?
"That'll Do, Pig"
One thing worth remember about Babe is that even though Farmer Hoggett is fond of the young protagonist, there remains the fairly consistant threat throughout the movie that one day, he will probably murder, cook and eat him. This is the elephant in the room from the beginning, and you don't really get the sense that the threat is put to bed completely until literally the last line of the movie.
Babe stuns the onlookers by herding all of the sheep (using the secret password) around the gates and into the pen (the perfect shocked silence in this scene is beautiful), and when everything works perfectly, just as Farmer Hoggett knew that it would, and the crowd explodes into cheering, he has just one simple thing to say.
"That'll do, Pig".