Forty-five Steelers did the Super job in Miami, and 45 German shepherds did a super job for the Pittsburgh police Sunday night, beamed Sgt. Ed Cunningham, in charge of the canine corps. "They saved the merchants thousands of dollars," he said, their snarling presence guarding store windows and other targets downtown from the shattering impact that over-exuberant celebrators made after the Super Bowl triumphs of 1975 and '76 and the Pirates' 1971 World Series win. Final count this time: 89 arrests, mostly for intoxication; 76 persons treated for minor cuts -- or dog bites.

Future book: Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Sheraton in New Carrollton, comes the sixth annual Prince George's County Breakfast of Champions; Abe Pollin, champion, as guest speaker and for $7 you can toast him plus more than 60 teams and individuals for 1978 athletic accomplishments... Friday, Feb. 16, at the Capital Hilton, it's the third annual football awards banquet of the George-town Gridiron Club; 6:30 p.m. reception, then dinner; honors for the 7-1 Hoyas of '78 plus hundreds of GU footballers from 1953-69, with Rep. Jack Kemp as guest speaker... And, already, Capital Classic matching area versus national high school basketball seniors destined to go on to college fame; circle March 29 for this one.