si·roc·co also sci·roc·co n. pl. si·roc·cos
- A hot humid south or southeast wind of southern Italy, Sicily, and the Mediterranean islands, originating in the Sahara Desert as a dry dusty wind but becoming moist as it passes over the Mediterranean.
- A hot or warm southerly wind, especially one moving toward a low barometric pressure center.
\Si*roc"co\ (s[i^]*r[o^]k"k[-o]), n.
In general, any hot dry wind of cyclonic origin, blowing from arid or heated regions, including the desert wind of Southern California, the harmattan of the west coasts of Africa, the hot winds of Kansas and Texas, the kamsin of Egypt, the leste of the Madeira Islands, and the leveche of Spain.
Rocky - Dragonwing Sirocco - Bred by Dragonwing Whippets
Rocky's Sire - Austr CH Hydale Black Instyle "Jesse"
Rocky's Dam - Lhaghana Grabrila "Ertha"
Pictures from Rocky's Pedigree
Rocky's Show Wins
Born on March 1st, 2004, Rocky came to us when he was 10 weeks old from Denmark on a flight to LAX.
Rocky is conformationally beautiful. He is a stallion of a whippet with a great sweeping outline and strong musculature development. His coat shines and shimmers like black liquid.
Rocky's strongest physical points are his great front and rear, wonderful angulation and the fact that he moves freely with great reach, confident and clean. Rocky is also an extremely athletic and keen lure courser. Most importantly, he has a loving and easy going disposition. He is a joy to have in our home. Rocky is an all around wonderful whippet.
Judge Barbara Ruth Smith said about him:
"The dog I found for Winners Dog and Best Opposite Sex (from the 9-12 month class) was everything I look for in a male whippet. Balanced, shapely, sound movement and above all excellent breed type. The style of this dog, so hard to find in a black, was exceptional. No doubt that he could do the job he was bred to do if put in the field. Also, with plenty of underjaw in a very pleasing head. This is not a dog to look at in pieces but to enjoy his overall quality."
In June 2005, our Dragonwing Sirocco completed his Conformation Champonship. Then in October 2007, Rocky completed his Lure Coursing Championship.